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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 




Volume XIX, No. 1 
February 2012 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 

Officers 2012 

President Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 

Vice President vacant 

Secretary Sheryl Cayton 

4192 Boyds Road, Grimesland, NC 27837 (252-752-8596) 
email (sherlcavton@xenturylink.net) 

Treasurer Sue Butler 

439 W. Hanrahan Road, Grifton, NC 28530 (252-746-6064) 
email (sabutler@embarqmail.com ) 

Executive Board Robin Nichols 

281 1 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
email (nicholra@guc.com) 

Executive Board William L. Cox 

6441 Boss McLawhorn Road, Grifton, NC 28530-8714 
email (wiUia97642@eartlilmk.net) 

Executive Board Judy Nobles Lewis 

5245 County Home Road, Winterville, NC 28590-7834 (252-756-7196) 
email (inlewis@embarqmail.com) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 



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Volume XIX, No. 1 



FEBRUARY 2012 



Thomas Bentley, revolutionary war pension .. l 

State vs. David and Simon Williams, 1795 3 

Robson-Nelson-Lewellyn Family in Revolution 4 

Shivers—Powell Famely Deed, 1835 5 

Brown-Llttle-Pelt FamdlyDeed 1835 6 

Brown-Taft Family Deed, 1835 7 

joab herrington's five daughters, 1855 8 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1863 9 

Willee Williams Estate, 1864 14 

Samuel William's Heirs, 1870 15 

Lewis C Roach Killed Edward Welson, 1872 16 

Brown- Johnston- Wilson Cemetery, Pitt County 20 

Burial Was Neighborhood Affair, 1890's 21 

Baker famdly marriages 22 

Bible Records Spivey Famdly Records 26 

Irven Page Bible Record 30 

Index... 31 

FILLERS Charles Harris Reunion, 1938 2 

- Vamhford Children Dead, 1903 5 

Arthur Forbes Land Sale, 1882 6 

Mills Famdly Reunion, 1941 7 

William Brand, Mexican War Veteran, 1885 8 

* — Cobb Famdly Reunion, 1903 15 

. HanrahanAVetherington False Toll Dishes, 1879 19 

Jake Spain's Family Poisoned, 1917 21 

James H. Dadl, Vigorous at 75 „ 25 



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The Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 
P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 

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Thomas Bentley, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Thomas Bentley found on 
microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County: 

On this 9th day of May 1 833 personally appeared in open Court Before the Justices of the 
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the State and County aforesaid now sitting Thomas Bently of the State 
and County aforesaid aged 74 years who being 1st duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the 
following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he 
entered the service of the United States under the following officers and served as herein stated. 

That he served in Captain Hall's company under the command of General Grane he believes in the 
3rd Regiment (he does not remember the day or year) that he was at this time in an engagement against the 
Tories on the Grassy Islands of Pedee & served three months- That he was drafted in this County and went 
from thence to Halifax and from thence to the headquarters at a place called the Pon Ponds near the Stone 
Oak in South Carolina and remained there and about in that part of the Country twelve months which was the 
term of his Service at that time -and was then discharged which discharge he had kept until four or five years 
past when his house was burnt up and his discharge in it. 

He was born in the State of Virginia which place he left while an infant and have resided in the 
County of Pitt and State of North Carolina ever since that he has no record of his age - That he has no 
documentary evidence, and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure, who can testify to 
his service. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and 
declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. 
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. 

R H. Blount DC Thomas (his mark) BENTLY 

[Nathaniel LOCKHART, a clergyman, Simon KEEL and John JOINER of Pitt and Greene Counties gave 
affidavits that they believed Bentley was 74 years old and believed he served in the Revolutionary War] 

The amended declaration of Thomas BENTLY 

Thomas BENTLY maketh oath that he cannot make any further proof of his services, that already proved, 
that he knows of no person now living whose testimony he can aid him in support of his claim as Pensioner 
further than he has made, that he served in the 1st tour as stated in declaration three months and in the last 
twelve months. 

Sworn to and subscribed in Open Court before Thomas BENTLY 

me the 7th day of November A.D. 1 833 
Arch'd PARKER, Clk 

1st Where and in what year were you born? 

I was born in the year 1 759 in Virginia the County not recollected 
2nd Have you any record of your age and if so where is it? 
I have no record of my age 

3rd Where were you living when called into service: where have you lived since the 
Revolutionary War and where do you now live? 

I lived in the County of Pitt North Carolina and have lived there ever since the Revolutionary war 



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Answer - 1 was drafted 

5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops when you served, such 
Continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service. 
Answer - There was General Greene, General Marion Captain Hall Sergeant McRea for the general 
Circumstances not recollected 

6th Did you ever receive a discharge from the service, and if so, by whom was it given and what has 
become of it? 

Answer I did receive a discharge from General Greene and one from Colonel Armstrong which discharges I 
believe got burnt in my house 

7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can 
testify as to your character for veracity and their belief in your services as a soldier in the revolution. 

Answer - there is John JONES, Nathaniel LOCKHART David KENNEDY 

The said BENTLY further swears that he cannot recollect the date of his twelve months service mentioned in 
his declaration. 

Thomas BENTLY 

State of North Carolina Secretary of State's Office 

I William HILL Secretary of State in and for the State aforesaid do certify that it appears 

from the muster rolls of the Continental line of this State in the revolutionary war, that Thomas BENTLEY a 

private in Captain Hall's company of the 10th Regiment entered the service in 1781 for the term of 12 months 

and left the service the 1st of April 1782. 

Given under my hand this 26 February 1834 Wm HILL 

[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $50 per annum commencing March 4th, 1 83 1 , for 1 5 months service as 
a private in the North Carolina militia and Continental line.] 



Charles Harris Reunion, 1938 

Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Aug. 12, 1938 

Last Thursday about one hundred descendants of the family of the late Charles HARRIS met at 
the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and perfected an organization. The pastor, Rev. 
WOLLARD, was master of ceremonies. Dinner was spread on the grounds and duly enjoyed. This 
seemed to break the ice and soon everybody was acquainted, mostly relatives, immediate families and 
close friends were present. This was their first get-together and the Slogan, "I have heard of you but 
never saw you before," was in vogue. 

Miss Bessie, daughter of the Rev. Joseph HARRIS, Los Angeles, California, whoi was on her 
first visit east, was the most active in her friendly socialistic manner in making everybody welcome. 
Heber TRIPP of Texas, grandson of Mr. HARRIS, also a new come, who had not been home in over 
thirty years, kept busy making pictures of groups, buildings and individuals at the old historical 
church where most of these old pioneers worshipped many years in the past. 

The writer recalls sixty-five years since he saw his mother, aunts and uncles washing feet as 
the whole congregation sang the old familiar hymns "Come Ye That Love the Lord," and "There Is a 
Foundation Filled With Blood." About 2:00 o'clock they sang "God Be With You Till We Meet 
Again" and the benediction was pronounced. Most of the immediate family went to the old homestead 
and made some pictures as they surveyed the once happy threshold of young HARRIS and NICHOLS 
broods. Gone but not forgotten 

Watt PARKER, 79, Nephew. 



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Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2014 



https://archive.org/details/pittcountygeneal19pitt 



State vs. David and Simon Williams, 1795 

This was found in the New Bern District Court Records; Criminal Action Papers, #206.326.4; NC 
Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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State vs. David WILLIAMS & Simon WILLIAMS 
North Carolina 

Pleas at Pitt County before Samuel SIMPSON Esquire and Other Justices of the County Court of 
Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the County aforesaid of the Term of October the year of 1795, the 
Grand Jury presented the following Bill (to wit) 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} October Term 1795 

The Jurors for the body of Pitt County do present & say that David WILLIAMS & Simon WILLIAMS 
late of said County on the 14th Day of August last with force & Arms in the County aforesaid One Bull of 
a Dark red Colour of the VaUue of Ten pence the property of William GWALTNEY then & thare being 
Felonously did Steal take and Carry away to the great damage of the said William, and against the peace & 
dignity of the State SW ARNETT Att fr ye State 

William GWALTNEY Pros:r 

Absolom SLAUGHTER Lemuel CHERRY} Witnesses Sworn & sent George EVANS Clk.C.C. 
A true Bill Thomas TISON Foreman 

Whereupon at the Term of April 1796 the Defendants appeared and pleaded not Guilty and put themselves 
upon their Country Whereupon the following Jury ware Impaneled & Sworn (to wit) William NORCOTT, 
Levi MOORE, Henry PEEBLES, Lemuel TISON, George GREEN, Mills SMITH, Abraham JOYNER, 
Gardner MOYE, Henry HARRIS, Redick MOORE, Bird DUPREE, & Benjamin PAXTON & say they find 
they defendants Guilty & so they say all. Whereupon the defendants being dissatisfied with said Verdict 
Craves an Appeal to the next Superior Court to be held for the District of Newbern on the 19th Day of 
September next. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Know all Men by these presents that we David WILLIAMS & 
Simon WILLIAMS William EASTWOOD and Gardner MOYE are held & firmly bound unto the 
State of North Carolina in the Just & full sum of three Hundred pounds to which payment will & truly 
be made & done we Bind ourselves our Heirs Executors and administrators Jointly and Severally 
firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals & Dated the 28th day of april 1796 The Condition of 
the above obligation is Such that whereas the above Bounden David WILLIAMS & Simon 
WILLIAMS Stands charged in a Bill of Indictment for Pettit Larceny and having had their Trial in the 
County Court aforesaid and was thgr upon found Guilty who being Dissatisfied hath prayed for and 
obtained an appeal from said Judgment to the next Superior Court of Law of the district now if the 
said David WILLIAMS and Simon WILLIAMS doth make their personal appearance at the 
Courthouse in Newbern on the Nineteenth day of September next then and there to stand to and abide 
by the Judgment of said Court and not depart the same without leave being first had and obtained then 
this obligation to be void otherwise to Remain in full force and Virtue — 
Test 

John E JUDK1NS David (his mark) WILLIAMS {Seal} 

Simon WILLIAMS {Seal} 
William EASTWOOD {Seal} 
Gardener MOYE {Seal} 



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Robson-Nelson-Lewellyn Family in Revolution 

This undated genealogical article appeared under the" I'm Thinking. By An old Reporter " column in 
the newspaper, The Evening Telegram, Rocky Mount, NC, in the 1950's. The old Reporter was later 

identified as Hugh B. Johnston, Jr., of Wilson, NC. This clipping was found in the Davis Lee 
McWhorter Papers, #230, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Revolutionary War Traditions 

I recently received such an interesting letter from a gentle man, who I believe would prefer to 
remain anonymous, that I want to share some of it with my readers. I was naturally glad to know that 
he was a "constant reader" of my column and had been interested in history "since he was a small boy 
at his Grandmother's knee," but took the trouble to mention some of the stories that his grandmother 
had told him, which she had been told as a small girl by her own grandmother. 

His grandmother was Jeannette Louisa WHICHARD (1843-1919) who married James 
Righteous "Right" NELSON, a merchant of Bethel. She was a daughter of Staton WHICHARD and 
wife Lizzina MOORE of Edgecombe County, and granddaighter of Mrs. Sarah ROBSON MOORE 
whose father was William ROBSON, a Delegate from Pitt County to the Halifax Convention of April 
12, 1776. 

"Here is what my grandmother told me that her grandmother told her," he wrote, "about the 
raiding of the British soldiers when Cornwallis was marching through eastern North Carolina, 
William ROBSON, her father, had a store not far from the present Grindal Creek Crossing on 
Highway 1 1, between Greenville and Bethel. The Redcoats, as she called them, rode up to her father's 
store and thoroughly plundered it. She was a child at the time and very much frightened. Part of this 
old store was still standing a few years ago, and was used as a storeroom by the late Andrew 
TAYLOR. I have seen it many times and heard its story. 

"Another story that I heard many times when crossing Conetoe Creek between Bethel and 
Tarboro, and riding in buggies with old people as a boy, was that there was a skirmish between the 
raiders of Cornwallis at this crossing, and bullet holes were still to be found in old trees. 

"Still another story my grandmother told me was that her father Staton WHJCHARD'S home 
place had belonged to a LEWELLYN during the Revolution. This place is about a mile north of 
Bethel in Edgecombe. This LEWELLYN was a Loyalist, although some of his inlaws were leading 
Patriots. When Cornwallis came so near, the old man began collecting supplies for him. Later he was 
tried for treason and condemned to be hanged. While he was awaiting execution in prison, his wife 
and neighbors got up a petition telling that he was an old man, that he had never committed any other 
treasonable act, and that his kinsfolk were good patriots, and begging clemency. His wife took the 
petition to Hillsboro to the Governor, riding on horseback, accompanied by a single negro boy 
servant. This ride was from the immediate vicinity of my grandmother's girlhood home, and was long 
remembered by the neighborhood as an outstanding instance of wifely devotion. The ride to Hillsboro 
was no doubt a dangerous undertaking in those disturbed times, especially so for a woman of her 
years, and without an adequate escort. I am sure some of your readers have heard of this ride. The 
urgency and danger of the long horseback ride by the distraught wife impressed itself on my 
grandmother's memory, and it was thrilling to hear her tell it." 

Anyone interested in the LEWELLYN trial may read about it in the publication "State Records 
of North Carolina." There is a four volume index to the set, and any interested reader should get a 
great deal of pleasure or profit from examining the voluminous records of our State in the 
Revolutionary War period. 



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Shivers-Powell Family Deed, 1835 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book GG, page 438, Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County 
Court House, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

9£ 3£ 3£ 9£ S£ 3£ 9f 

<7u Ou CTD ou uo (To (To CTD 

This Indenture made and entered into this 13 th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred & thirty five between Joab HERRINGTON of the county of Pitt & State of North 
Carolina of the one part and James SHIVERS and Ripsey SHIVERS wife of said James of the other 
part, Witnesseth that we the said James SHIVERS and Ripsey SHIVERS for and inconsideration of 
the sum of two hundred & six dollars to us in hand paid the receipt whereof we do here by 
acknowledge have given, granted bargained, sold, aliened enscoffed and confirmed and by these 
presents do give grant bargain sell alien enscoff and convey to the said Joab HERRINGTON a certain 
tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county aforesaid and on the Big branch and 
bounded as follows adjoining the Lands of John DENNIS the Lands of Joel WTNGATE the Lands of 
Charles POWELL the Lands of Benjamin BROWN say the Land which Jesse ROUNTREE Senr. 
gave to his daughter Winny BROWN and the Lands of William BARBER being Lot No 5 in the 
division of the lands belonging to the estate of James POWELL deceased and drawn in said division 
by James SHIVERS and Ripsey SHIVERS his wife containing two hundred and Six acres more or 
less — To have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land to him the aforesaid Joab 
HERRINGTON his Heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and we the said James 
SHIVERS and Ripsey SHIVERS wife of the said James for ourselves our heirs executors 
administrators and assigns do covenant to and with the aforesaid Joab HERRINGTON his Heirs 
executors administrators and assigns to warrant and forever defend the aforesaid bargained premises 
against the lawful claim or claims of any and all person or persons whatsoever 
In testimony we have herewith set our hands and seals the day and date first above written 
Signed Sealed and delivered James SHIVERS 

in presents of us} Repsey SHIVERS 

Archd PARKER 

Moses (his mark) HERRINGTON Junr. 

North Carolina I Thomas RUFFIN Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina certify that 
before me at Orange County on the 30 th day of October AD. 1835 James SHIVERS & his wife Ripsey 
SHIVERS parties to the within written deed did in due form of Law in their proper persons and after I 
examined the said Ripsey privately & seperate & apart from the said James touching the execution of 
the said deed by herself being freely and voluntary and the said Repsey did therefore confess & say 
that she did execute the same deed freely & of her own accord without the fear or c umpu lsion of her 
said husband & declared that she did not now wish to retract the same —whereof I order that the said 
deed be registered. Thomas RUFFIN 



Vandiford Children Dead, 1903 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., February 3, 1903 
Two children of Mrs. J. H. VANDERFORD, of Beaver Dam township- one a boy 6 years old and the 
other a girl of 3 years-died Wednesday in a few hours of each other, and both were buried in the 
same grave Thursday. The children were well when they went to bed Saturday night, but both were 
taken sick during the night and continued to grow worse until they died. Physicians think the death of 
the children was due to ptomaine poison, perhaps caused by something they had eaten. 



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Brown-Little-Pelt Family Deed, 1835 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book G G, page 436, Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County 
Court House, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

Know all men by these presents that we John BROWN Clarissa BROWN James S PELT and 
Elizabeth all of the County of Posey and State of Indiana for and in consideration of the sum of ten 
dollars to us in hand paid by Thomas H BROWN of the same place the receipt of which is hereby 
acknowledged have bargained sold delivered unto by these presents bargain sell and deliver unto the 
said Thomas H BROWN the following property (to wit) all our right title and interest to all the 
property or money of the Estate of the deceased John LITTLE of the County of Pitt and state of North 
Carolina To have and to hold the Said property or money as bargained and sold to the said Thomas H 
BROWN his executors administrators & assigns to his and their only proper use benefit and behoof 
forever— and we the said John BROWN Clarissa BROWN James S PELT and Elizabeth PELT do 
hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas H. BROWN that we and our heirs executors 
administrators and assigns will warrant and forever defend the said property or money so bargained 
sold sand delivered to the said Thomas H BROWN from and against the rightful claim of all persons 
whatsoever of all which property or money we the said John BROWN Clarissa BROWN James S 
PELT and Elizabeth PELT have first the said Thomas H BROWN in full possession by delivering to 
him the aforesaid property or money at the time of the sealing and delivering of these presents — 
In Witness whereof we the said John BROWN Clarissa BROWN James S PELT and Elizabeth PELT 
have hereunto set our hands and seals this fourth day of September 1835. 

The above Bill of Sale was this day sealed and delivered and the property or money therein mentioned 
was delivered by the said John BROWN Clarissa BROWN James S PELT & Elizabeth PELT to the 
said Thomas H BROWN and full possession thereof Given in the presents of us 
Robert HAYES John BROWN {Seal} 

Thomas G MOYE Clarissa (her mark) BROWN {Seal} 

James S (his mark) PELT {Seal} 
Elizabeth (her mark) PELT {Seal} 

November Sessions 1835 then this deed was Exhibited into open court and proved in due form of Law 
on oath of Robert HAYES a Subscribing Witness ordered to be registered attest Arch PARKER 



Arthur Forbes Land Sale, 1882 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Oct. 1 1, 1882 

IMPORTANT LAND SALE! 

By virtue of an order of the Probate Court the undersigned will sell at the Court House Door on 
Monday the 6th day of November 1882, the following tract of land situate in Greenville Township: 

Beginning at a Horn Beam on the banks of the Tar River and running South 30 West 455 poles to J. 
T. POLLARD'S Mill pond, thence down the various courses of said pond to the line of the lands of Mrs. 
Caroline E. CHERRY, thence north 30 East 416 poles to the Tar River thence up the River to the beginning, 
containing One Hundred and Fifty acres excepting one-fourth of an acre for the family Grave Yard, and one 
acre where the School House stands, Being a part of the Arthur FORBES tract of land. Terms of sale, one half 
cash, balance payable December 1st 1883 with 6 per cent interest from day of sale. Title to be withheld until 
purchase money is paid. Mary V. FORBES Admtx. 

Sept. 9th, 1882. 



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Brown-Taft Family Deed, 1835 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book OO, page 640, Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County 
Court House, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

This indenture made and entered into this day of one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven 

Between Henry BROWN B W BROWN John IBROWNl & wife Patsy William SHIVER and wife 
Eliza of the County of Pitt and Alfred MOORE & wiife Betsy of the County of Martin on the first 
part and Godfrey E TAFT of the County of Pitt on the second part, and all of North Carolina 
Witnesseth that the said parries of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred & 
forty Dollars them in hand paid by the Said Godfrey E TAFT, the receipt of which is hereby admitted 
hath by these presents given granted bargained sold aliened and conveyed to the said Godfrey E Taft 
his heirs and assigns all their right, title and interest, in and to the following tract of land situate in the 
county of Pitt aforesaid on the South Side of Tar River to wit, the said Henry BROWN & B W 
BROWN one half each of one tenth part jointly & severally and the said John BROWN & wife Patsy 
and William SHIVER & wife Eliza and Alfred MOORE & wife Betsy one fifth each of one tenth part 
jointly and severally in the Hunter BUCK tract of land and lately owned by Eddee BROWN Deed 
adjoining the lands of Bryan GRIMES Senr Garret LAUGfflNGHOUSE & wife and Whitmell 
HARDEE containing Three hundred and ninety nine & 1/4 acres To have and to hold to the Said 
Godfrey E TAFT hie heirs and assigns in fee s impel forever with all privileges and appurtenances 
thereto belonging and the said parties of the first part for themselves their heirs executors and 
administrators do hereby covenant with the Said Godfrey E TAFT, his heirs and assigns that they 
shall hold use possess and enjoy the said tract of land peaceably and quietely without let or hindrance 
from any and all persons lawfully claiming adversly to the interest, right, hereby conveyed and free 
from all incumberances Except any dower right, now existing thereon or that may legitimately arise 
there from In witness whereof the Said parties of the first part, have hereunto Set their hands & seals 
the day & year first above written Alfred MOORE {Seal} 

Signed Sealed & delivered Elizabeth (her mark) MOORE {Seal} 

WL CHERRY John BROWN {Seal} 

Alfred MOORE Marth BROWN {Seal} 

Sid H SPAIN Wm SHIVERS {Seal} 

Eliza M (her mark) C SHIVERS {Seal} 
Henry W BROWN {Seal} 
BW BROWN {Seal} 



Mills Family Reunion, 1941 

Daily Reflector, Thurs., April 17, 1941 

A large number of descendants of Mrs. Mary SMITH MILLS and the late Louis Henry 
MILLS gathered at the old family home near Black Jack Sunday for the annual family reunion. 

Those present included Zeno MILLS and family, Shade HARDEE and family, Herman 
MILLS and family, Henry MILLS and family, John BAILEY and family, and Mrs. Roy MILLS of 
Kinston, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert BOYCE, Mr. and Mrs. Henry HUDSON and Mrs. Russell 
JOHNSTON of Greenville. Sixteen grandchildren were present. Also present as special guests were 
Mrs. Heber ADAMS and Mr. and Mrs. Temp ADAMS. 

Following the barbecue and picnic basket dinner, the children gathered for an Easter egg 
hunt, with Willie V. HARDEE winning the prize for finding the largest number of eggs. 



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JOAB HERRINGTON'S FIVE DAUGHTERS, 1855 

This deed is found in Pitt County Deed Book 00, p. 294; Pitt County Register of Deeds Office, Pitt 
County Court House, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

CTO Co CTD Ou uu (TO CTD Ou 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Know all men by these presents that I Joab HERRINGTON of the county of Pitt and state aforesaid in 
consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear towards my five Daughters and 
their said husbands, to wit, Allen JACKSON and his wife Susanah (my Daughter) Emeriah B. COX 
and his wife Gemimah (also my daughter) John HANCOCK and his wife Martha (also my daughter) 
Barnes SUMERLIN and his wife Penny (also my daughter) and Nancy HERRINGTON my single 
daughter, and the further consideration of the sum of five dollars, to me in hand paid by the said Allen 
JACKSON my (son in Law) and his said wife my daughter aforesaid, my son in Law Emeriah B. 
COX and wife my daughter the said Gemimah, John HANCOCK and his wife my daughter the said 
Martha, Barnes SUMMERLIN my said son in Law and his wife my daughter, Penny, and my said 
single daughter Nancy HERRINGTON all of the counties of Pitt and state aforesaid except the said 
John HANCOCK and his wife Martha, who reside in the state of Tennessee and county of the 
receipt is hereby fully acknowledged, have given granted, bargained sold and delivered, and by these 
presents do give grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Allen JACKSON and his wife, Emeriah 
B. COX and wife Gemimah , John HANCOCK and wife Martha, Barnes SUMERLIN and his wife 
Penny and Nancy HERRINGTON jointly and Equally, the following negro slaves to wit Stephen age 
about twenty two years, Tom age about twenty, Ben age about twenty three, Tildy age about eighteen, 
Siddy age about sixteen years , Joe age about 24 years and Chany age about 60 years, to have and to 
hold the said negro slaves to the said Allen JACKSON and his wife Susanah, Emeriah B. COX and 
his said wife Gemimah, Barnes SUMMERLIN and his wife Penny, John HANCOCK and his said 
wife Martha and the said Nancy HERRINGTON their Heirs, assigns, Executors and administrators 
forever, Free and discharged of any and all incumbrance whatsoever. The said Joab HERRINGTON 
the Donor and bargainer afore doth herein and hereby reserve unto himself- his life estate in the said 
Negroes herein before mention, to wit Joe & Chaney, to live with to work and maintain him his 
lifetime then to pass into the possession of the doner and bargainer herein before mentioned, and 
contemplated by these presents, and for the better security of the title hereby conveyed I the said Joab 
HERRINGTON for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators to and with the Allen JACKSON 
and his wife the said Susanah Emeriah B. COX and his wife Gemimah, John HANCOCK and his 
wife Martha, Barnes SUMMERLIN and his wife Penny, & Nancy HERRINGTON their heirs 
executors and administrators and assigns do warrant and forever defend the same from the Lawful 
claim of any and all persons whatsoever 

In Testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of November AD. 1855 
Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of} Joab (his mark) HERRINGTON {Seal} 

Witness Levi DAWSON 
Burton JACKSON 



William Brand, Mexican War Veteran 

Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Nov. 19, 1885 

— Mr. William BRAND, of the Marlboro section, Pitt County, was a soldier in the Mexican War and 
took part in the battle of Buena Vista and siege of the city of Mexico. Mr. Brand has the overcoat he 
wore while in Mexico and owns a walking cane cut from a caltus on the plains of Mexico. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1863 

The following are selected items taken from the minutes of the Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for April-May 1863 found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East 
Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



[p. 133] 

Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and 
held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the 6th day of April 1863 
Present} Jas. L. PAUL Esqr J. J. CHERRY Wm A. BERNARD 

On motion it is ordered by the Court that letters of Special Administration upon the estate of Jos. H. 
LAUGHTNGHOUSE deed be granted to F. B. SATTERTHWAITE upon his giving bond in the sum 
of $80,000 with S. T. BROWN Jr., E. J. WARREN & Reading BLOUNT as securities. It is further 
ordered that Said Admr have leave to sell all the perishable estate consisting of stock of all kinds, 
household & kitchen furniture, farming utensils, crop provision on hand & to sell or hire out the 
slaves or remove the Slaves, it appearing that the said property is in immediate danger of destruction 
or loss Jas. L. PAUL JP 

J. J. CHERRY J.P 
Wm A. BERNARD JP 



Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and 
held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the 13th day of April 1863 
Present} Jas. L. PAUL Wm A. BERNARD J. J. CHERRY Esqrs 

[FAJNT] Special Adrndnistration upon the estate of Jos. H. LAUGHTNGHOUSE deed, and 

whereas we have since received information that the said deed left a last will & Testament and has a 
son equally entitled to Administration. It is therefore ordered that the previous order of April the 6th 
be and is hereby revoked & made null & void. It is further ordered that the Clerk shall issue notice to 
the said F. B. SATTERTHWAITE of the foregoing order. Jas. L. PAUL JP 

Wm A. BERNARD J.P. 

J. J. CHERRY J.P. 



Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and 
held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the 16th day of April 1863 
Present} W. J. Blow JP Wm A. BERNARD JP J. J. CHERRY JP 

On motion it is ordered by the Court that the letters of Special Administration upon the estate of Jos. 
H. LAUGHTNGHOUSE deed, be granted to T. R CHERRY and W. L. LAUGHTNGHOUSE upon 

them giving bond in the sum of $20,000 with John PEEBLES & W. J. CHERRY as sureties 

[FAINT] ....they have leave to sell the following articles (to wit) 4 heads of sheep 2 tables, 1 sofa, 1 

piano, 2 book cases & books, 75 head of hogs...[FATNT] coopers tools, 1 carriage, 1 Rockaway 
[TOO FAINT] [p. 135] Jas. L. PAUL JP 

Wm A. BERNARD J.P. 

J. J. CHERRY J.P. 



Be it remembered that at a Special Term of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun and 
held for the County of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the 28th day of April 1863 
Present} Jas. L. PAUL J.P. L. G. LITTLE J.P. Wm A. BERNARD J.P. 

On motion it is ordered by the Court that Special Administration upon the estate of Nancy MEEKS 
deed be granted to Wm A. BARRETT upon his giving bond in the sum of $800 with L. P. 



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BEARDSLEY & F. B. SATTERTHWAITE as sureties. It is further ordered that said Admr. have 
leave to sell 300 " bacon 6bbls corn, house & kitchen furniture & a lot pottery 

Jas. L. PAUL J.P. 

L. G. LITTLE J.P. 

Wm A. BERNARD J.P. 

[p. 138] 

Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions begun & held for the County of 
Pitt at the Court House in Greenville on the 4th day of May 1863 

L. P. BEARDSLEY Chrm 
Henry S. CLARK 
C. CANNON 
Jas L. PAUL 

J. V. PERKINS & Ed HOEL came to Court and was duly qualified as magistrates of the County by 
taking the oaths required by law 

Wm. M. NELSON assessor for Tafts District having failed to return his list at the regular time he was 
allowed to return said list upon his giving satisfactory excuse 

On motion it is ordered that Thos. W. HART be appointed admr. on the estate of Nathaniel NOBLES 
deed, he entering bond of $2,000 with Jos. W. TUCKER & Moses BEDDARD as sureties; bond 
given & admr. qualified [p. 138] 

Ordered by the Court that L D LITTLE be allowed to list his property to the Clerk 

Ordered by the Court that Noah BEDDARD be allowed to list his taxables to the Clerk 

Ordered by the Court that Cornelius TYSON be allowed to list his taxables to the Clerk 

Ordered by the Court that Levi DAWSON be released from the fine of five dollars nici for failing to 
appear as a Juror at last term of this Court 

Ordered by the Court that James L. PAUL be authorized to take care of the Court House to have it 
cleaned out to purchase 5 chairs for the use of the Special Court and to have made proper Benches to 
be placed on the Justices Bench and to see that the outside doors be locked every night by 8 o'clock 
PM [p. 139] 

Ordered by the Court that the County Solicitor be authorized to employ other Counsel to aid him in 
the suits pending in this Court in the bonds of the late Sheriff Josiah HODGES 

Ordered by the Court that Thos. PHILLIPS be appointed admr. on the estate of John M. PHILLIPS 
deed, upon his entering into bond of $300 with Gideon ALLEN & A. H. FLANEKTN as sureties; ; 
bond given & admr. qualified 

James PARKER executor of Jesse G. PARKER deed, returns his inventory & account of sales of said 
estate 

John B. G ARRIS exctr of Nehemiah G ARRIS deed, returns his inventory of said estate 

Wm. JOYNER Gdn. to Louisa BIRD, Taylor BIRD, Alfred BIRD & William BIRD returns his 
account current with his said wards on oath 

Gideon ALLEN admr. of W. G. PHILLIPS deed, returns his inventory & account of sales of said 
estate; also his notice to creditors 



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It is ordered by the Court that the Register of said County purchase a suitable Blank Book as a record 
Book for the registers office of Pitt County 

Isaac WORTHINGTON and wife Penelope appear in open Court... Penelope examined for her 
voluntarily signing a deed to Marshall DICKENSON, [p. 140] 

Calvin EVANS admr. of Silas G. FORBES deed, his inventory of money received on account of said 
estate 

Ordered by the Court that James A. TYSON is of good character that said TYSON have license to 
retail spirituous liquors for a year from this Court; further ordered that he is liable to an additional tax 
of $10 he having failed to procure a certificate from the Commissioners of the Town of Greenville. 
Said tax to be paid to the Mayor of the town 

Ordered by the Court that W. A. STOCKS is of good character that said STOCKS have license to 
retail spirituous liquors in the Town of Greenville for a year from this Court; further ordered that he 
is liable to an additional tax of $10 to be paid to the Mayor of the town for failing to procure a 
certificate from the Commissioners of the said Town [p. 141] 

Ordered by the Court that Edward HOEL is of good character that said HOEL have license to retail 
spirituous liquors in the Town of Greenville for a year from this Court; further ordered that he is 
liable to an additional tax of $10 to be paid to the Mayor of the town for failing to procure a certificate 
from the Commissioners of the said Town 

The last will & testament of Jno. NEWTON deed, was produced in open Court for probate and proved 
by the oaths of George W. WOOTEN and Benj. F. WOOTEN, two subscribing witnesses; Walter 
NEWTON the person named as Executor in the will gave bond in the sum of $40,000 with George W. 
WOOTEN and Benj. F. WOOTEN as sureties; Walter NEWTON duly qualified as executor [p. 141] 

The last will & testament of James H. BARNHJJLL deed, was produced in open Court by Theo. 
BARNHILL executor therein named; the Court satisfied by the testimony of H. S. FLEMING, Jos. 
DANIEL and Reddick CARNEY that the subscribing witness to the Will was in the State of Virginia 
in the service of the Confederate States, and they believe it is James H. BARNHILL's handwriting.... 
[FAINT]... bond in the sum of $4,000 with and Reddick CARNEY and Jos. DANIEL as sureties 

The last will & testament of Peyton A. ATKINSON deed, was produced in open Court by Mrs. 
Virginia ATKINSON named as executrix therein when James MURRAY and James HICKS the two 
subscribing witnesses disposed they saw the said Peyton A. ATKINSON sign and heard him publicize 
the same to be his last will & testament and that at the time he was of sound disposing mind & 
memory; that Virginia ATKINSON gave bond in the sum of $500,000 with J. J. PERKINS, L. P. 
BEARDSLEY, Arthur FORBES, Julian V. PERKINS & F. B. SATTERTHWAITE as sureties; 
Virginia ATKINSON qualified as executrix to said will [p. 143] 

Tuesday, May 5th Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, C. CANNON & Henry S. CLARK 

William JOYNER and wife Elizabeth appear in open Court... Elizabeth examined for her voluntarily 
signing a deed to Marshall DICKENSON, [p. 144] 

State vs. T. R CHERRY] Indictment affray defendant granted appeal [p. 144] 

Ordered by the Court that David LANGLEY be allowed to list his taxables to the clerk 

Ordered by the Court that Joshua TRIPP & Elizabeth TUCKER be allowed to list their taxables to the 
clerk 

Ordered by the Court that John D. WILLIAMS be allowed to list his taxes to the clerk 



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Ordered by the Court that Caleb SMITH have further time to take the list of Taxables in Clay Root 
District 

Ordered by the Court one third of the Justices being present that a tax of one dollar be imposed on 
each dog listed during the present year to be used for County purposes [p. 145] 

Ordered by the Court that the order made at the February term 1863 imposing County taxes for 1 863 
be recmded being irregular & out of time 

Wm BARRETT & Hymrick HOOKER came into Court and was duly qualified as Magistrates of the 
County by taking the oaths required by law 

The last will & testament of Josiah D. ALBRITTON deed, was produced in open Court and proved by 
James L. PAUL & Randolph MOORE, the two subscribing witnesses; and Samuel H. LANGLEY the 
named executor gave bond in the sum of $12,000 with David LANGLEY and F. B. 
SATTERTHWAITE as sureties; Samuel H. LANGLEY qualified as executor 

Ordered by the Court that Wm. J. MOYE be appointed Gdn. to Abram J. MO YE infant son of James 
W. MOYE deed, on his giving bond in the sum of $20,000 with Moses T. MOYE Elias J. BLOUNT, 
Wm. G. LANG and Willis R WILLIAMS as sureties. Bond given and accepted [p. 146] 

The last will & testament of Alfred MOYE deed, was produced in open Court and W. G. LANG 
testified the said will was found after the death of said Alfred MOYE among his valuable papers and 
the said W. G. LANG, B. G. ALBRITTON, Wm. FLANEKTN & L. P. BEARDSLEY testified they 
were well acquainted to the handwriting of the said Alfred MOYE; ordered it be recorded and filed. 
Wm. J. MOYE and Moses T. MOYE were named as executors in the said will and came to Court and 
qualified by giving bond in the sum of $65,000 with Elias J. BLOUNT, Willis R. WILLIAMS and 
Wm. G. LANG as sureties. Bond given and accepted by the Court 

On motion administration on the estate of Virginia H. FORBES is granted to Wm. J. EVANS, he 
giving bond in the sum of $7,000 with John PEOPLES and Noah FORBES as sureties bond given and 
administrator qualified [p. 147] 

On motion to Court ordered that Wm. BARRETT be appointed administrator on the estate of Mrs. 
Nancy MEEKS deed, on his giving bond in the sum of $1,000 with L. P. BEARDSLEY & F. B. 
SATTERTHWAITE as sureties, bond given and administrator qualified 

On motion it is ordered letters of administration on the estate of Amon JOYNER issue to Wm. 
JOYNER on his entering into bond in the sum of $8,000 with Jesse SMITH & Gideon ALLEN as 
sureties bond given and administrator qualified 

Thos. J. SHEPPARD Admr. of Fed MOBLEY deed, returns his account of hiring of said estate 

Ordered that Wm. G. LITTLE he appointed Guardian to Matilda M & James H. HJGHSMITH infant 
children of James HJGHSMITH deed, on his giving bond in the sum of $2,000 with Samuel LITTLE 
Jno. L. DANIEL and Joel JAMES as sureties bond given and accepted 

Wm. G. LITTLE Admr. of James C. LITTLE deed, returns his inventory of said estate 

Edmond MOORE Admr. of Wedigan MOORE deed, returns his account of hiring of said estate 

Sydnie H. SPAIN Admr. of Jno. S. BELL deed, returns his inventory & account of sales of said estate 

The last Will & Testament of Arden MOORE deed, was produced in open Court by Bithell S. 
MOORE the person named as executor in the Will, William S. MOORING deposed that the Will was 



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found after the death of the said Arden MOORE among his valuable papers and he was familiar with 
Arden MOORE's handwriting, Reddick CARNEY, James S. MOORE and James L. MOORE all 
testify they were familiar with Arden MOORE's handwriting and the Court declared it his Will, when 
Bithell S. MOORE gave bond in the sum of $16,000 with Reddick CARNEY & James S. MOORE as 
sureties. The bond was accepted and Bithell S. MOORE duly qualified as executor to the said will and 
the same was ordered to be recorded [p. 148] 

Jesse B. STANCIL admr. of Robert H. STANCIL deed, returns his account of sales of said estate 

Sylvester COX Admr. of Samuel SMITH deed, returns his account of sales of said estate 

James JOYNER Executor of R. H. DRYSDALE deed, returns his account of sales of said estate 

Theophilus BLAND Gdn. to Molsy NELSON returns his account current with said ward on oath 

Henry BELCHER Admr. of John PARKER deed, returns his inventory & account of sales of said 
estate 

C. E. WILLIAMS Admx of B. F. WILLIAMS deed, returns his inventory & account of sales of said 
estate 

Sidnie H. SPAIN Admr. of Jno. BELL deed, returns his notice to creditors 

Wm. P. BRYAN Admr. of John WHITEHURST Senr. deed, returns his notice to creditors 

Ordered by the Court that Churcherel J. LATHAM be appointed admr. of David P. LATHAM deed, 
upon his entering into bond in the sum of $15,000 with Alfred LATHAM & Samuel W. LATHAM as 
sureties bond given & accepted by the Court 

Ordered by the Court 1/3 of the Justices being present that the same amount of taxations be placed on 
the same subjects of taxation and in like proportion on each subject as is provided for the raising a 
Revenue for State purposes by Act of the last General Assembly of the State entitled revenue, ratified 
the 1 1th day of February 1863 and of the net proceeds of said taxes including also the dog tax, the 
Committee of Finance will make distribution amongst the several County officers and make their 
report in writing to the August term of this Court, Except such taxables as are prohibited by said Act 
of Assembly 

Wednesday May 6th 1863. Present} Henry S. CLARK, Jas. L. PAUL, C. CANNON & Moses 
JOYNER 

W. K. DELANY admr. of W. B. EBORN deed, returns his account of hiring of said estate 

Ordered by the Court that Sherrod TYSON is of good character that said TYSON have license to 
retail spirituous liquors in the Town of Greenville for a year from this Court; further ordered that he 
is liable to an additional tax of $10 to be paid to the Mayor of the town for failing to procure a 
certificate from the Commissioners of the said Town 

Ordered by the Court that H. A. JENKINS & C. PERKINS Exctr. of James S. CLARK deed, have 
further time to return their inventory & acct. sales of said estate 



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Willie Williams Estate, 1864 

Found in the Pitt County Estate Records under Willie Williams, 1864, CR 079.508.74; NC 
Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

«$► <j> «$► 

Pitt County County Court Augst Term 1864 
To the Justices & C 

The peta of Priscilla WILLIAMS 
against 

Eh WILLIAMS B. F. JOYNER & wife Priscilla Sarah WILLIAMS James FLANEKIN & wife Lucy 
Ann Wm WILLIAMS Zeloty WILLIAMS Willie COBB John COBB Jas COBB Alfred JOYNER 

Emily JOYNER Rich & Thos JOYNER sheweth that Willie WILLIAMS died in intestate leaving 

petr his widow & the said Eli WILLIAMS, Priscilla wife of B. F. JOYNER, Sarah WILLIAMS, Lucy 
Ann wife of Jas FLANEKIN, Wm WILLIAMS & Zeloty WILLIAMS his children & also his grand 
Children & only heirs at law. Said intestate died seized & posed of two tracts of land situated in the 
County of Pitt & adjoining the lands of Archabald FLANEKIN, J. V. JOYNER, Wm JOYNER & 
others it being the land whereon the said intestate resided at the time of his death, the other adjoining 

the lands of Jesse SMITH, Eli WILLIAMS, the heirs of Alfred MOORE & others containing 

acres more or less which descended to said defendants as his heirs at law. Petr is entitled to dower in 
said lands & prays your worships to cause said defts to be made parties defts hereto by serving of 
copys hereof & subpoenas & that you will appoint co mmrs to allot said dower according to law, and 
make such other orders & decrees in the premises as the nature of the case may require and pefr will 
ever pray & c E J HARRELL 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions November term 1864 

To the Worshipful Justices of said County- 

The Petition of Priscilla WILLIAMS, Lucy Ann FLANNEKIN wife of James FLANNEKIN, Priscilla 
JOYNER and of Franklin JOYNER, Priscilla WILLIAMS Guardians of William, Sarah & Zelota 
WILLIAMS, Eli WILLIAMS, William FLANNEKIN Guard, to Willie, James & John COBB, & 
William FLANNEKIN Guardn. of Alfred, Emily & Richard and Jno. Thomas JOINER, minor 
children of Jno Thomas JOINER who is living- 

Respectfully sheweth unto your Worships, That your Petitioners are tenants in Common of Certain 
slaves (to wit) Patience, Sail, Adly, Catherine, Jennie, Alfred, Wiley, Pete, Delcy, Milly Nath, Wright, 
John, Jane, Flora, Rily & three young children and that your Petitioners desire a division of the same 
according to their respective Shares therein 

Your Petitioners therefore pray that your worships will appoint three freeholders unconnected with 
the parties, and order them to make a division of said slaves as nearly Coequally as possible, 
according to their respective Shares therein so that each of your Petitioners may have the same in 
Severalty; And that they may make a report of their proceedings to the next term of this Court & your 
Worships will please make whatever further order may be necessary 

G. BERNARD atty for Petitioners- 
Commissioners M. L. CARR Sherrod TISON Esqr Joseph L. BALLARD Esqr James WILKES W 
J. BAKER Feb Term 1865 
Recorded on Pages 83 & 84 



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Samuel Williams Heirs, 1870 

Found in the Pitt County Estate Records under Samuel Williams, 1870, CR. 079.508.74; NC 
Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

4 J 4 

We the undersigned heirs of the estate of Samuel WILLIAMS decease. Considering the 
incompetency of Joel WILLIAMS, the executor of the Will of the Said Samuel WILLIAMS dec To 
Wit as his own ageant in Settling the estate: do by these presents, constitute and appoint John A. 
WILLIAMS, to act as an ageant, to Sell all the property, belonging to Said estate, and to apply the 
proceeds thereoff as may be directed by the counsel of the Said Joel WILLIAMS 

Thomas (his X mark) WILLIAMS 

William (his X mark) MILLS 

Martha G. (her X mark) MILLS 

George (his X mark) MCGOWNS 

Dicy (her X mark) Margaret MCGOWNS 

Mc D MCGOWN 

Liddy (her X mark) MCGOWNS 

Mary (her X mark) MILLS 

Samuel (his X mark) MILLS 

Joseph G. (his X mark) MILLS 

Simon (his X mark) MILLS 

Nancy (her X mark) MILLS 

Julia (her X mark) SMITH 

Robert SMITH 

Edmund EVANS Emeline (her X mark) EVANS, wit as to Edmund EVANS wife H. SHEPPARD 

The above Signed either by themselves, or by making their mark in the presence of 
L H WHITE 
J W SMITH 
Redding HUDSEN 



Cobb Family Reunion, 1903 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 2, 1903 

There was a most delightful family reunion Christmas day at the home of Mr. J. COBB, in 
Beaver Dam township, his children and grandchildren being with him to enjoy the glad day. 

There were present: Mr. R. J. COBB and family of Greenville; Mr. B. P. COBB and daughter, 
Miss Mary, of Charleston; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. COBB, of Norfolk; Mr. Ola FORBES and family, of 
Greenville; Mr. L. A. COBB, of Grifton; Mr. J. H. COBB and family, of Beaver Dam; Mrs. Addie 
HOOKS and children of Winterville. 

A sumptuous dinner was served in the afternoon. Mr. COBB is now 79 years of age, but hale 
and hearty. It was a great pleasure to have his descendants gathered about him. 

We wish him and them many more such happy reunions. 



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Lewis C. Roach Killed Edward Wilson, 1872 

The following inquest about a shooting that happened in the Pitt County Court House was found in 
the Pitt County Criminal Action papers, CR. 079.326.10; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
The spelling was very poor and is transcribed as written. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

<TD (TO (To (TO CTD CTO 

State vs Lewis C. ROACH manslaughter A True Bill 

Witnesses 
J. A STATON 
Adolphus LEGGET 
E G. LEGGETT 
Elbert STOCKS 
WHHERRTNGTON 
Julian WHICHARD 
James T WILLIAMS 
John W DANIEL 
C. A RANDOLPH 
A H MANSFIELD 
J W SIMPSON 
Robert FLEMING 
W. L. DUDLEY 
W L CHERRY 
A TISON 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Superior Court Fall Term 1872 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that Lewis C. ROACH late of the county of Pitt not 
having the fear of God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil on 
the 27th day of August 1872 with force and arms at and in said county of Pitt in and upon Edward 
WILSON in the peace of God, and the State then and there being unlawfully wilfully and felloniously 
did make and assault and that the said Lewis C. ROACH a certain Pistol then and there loaded and 
charged with gun powder and leaden Bullet, which pistol he the said Lewis C. ROACH in his right 
hand, then and there held han and held to, against and upon the said Edward WILSON then and there 
unlawfully felloniously & wilfully did shoot and discharge, and that the said Lewis C. ROACH, with 
the leaden Bullet aforesaid out of the pistol aforesaid then and there, by force of the gun powder shot 
and sent forth as aforesaid the said Edward WILSON in and upon the Belly of him the said Edward 
NWILSON, then and there felloniously unlawfully and wilfully did strike penetrate and wound 
grieving to the said Edward WILSON there and then with the Bullet aforesaid so as aforesaid shot 
discharged and sent forth out of the pistol aforesaid by the said Lewis C ROACH in and upon the 
Belly of him the said Edward WILSON one mortal wound of the depth of one inch and of the bredth 
of half and inch of which said mortal wound the said Edward WILSON on the 27 August aforesaid in 
the County of Pitt instantly died 

And so the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do say that the said Lewis C ROACH , 
the Said Edward WILSON, in manner & form aforesaid, unlawfully fellonious & wilfully did Kill 
against the die peace and dignity of the State. J J MARTIN Solicitor 

Testimony given at trial of F. M. SMITH before J B STICKNEY & J B WORSLEY August 28th 1 872 
E G LEGGETT F M SMITH called ROACH a dam lye and ROACH collen SMITH a dam lye and Mr. 
SMITH attempted to Strike ROACH, and they were puled a part and ROACH drew his pistol and fire at 
Mr SMITH 

J T SMITH that they had some words in the pasage and ROACH goes into Clerk office and their came to 
the doore and says if you want to have a fuss you can have it, but I did not want to have a fuss but if you 



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want to fight I will fight you, and then I heard a dam lye pased, and SMITH raised a stick and ROACH 
Drew his pistol, and then F M SMITH advanced towards him, and Mr ROACH fired, and then SMITH 
struck him with his stick, and ROACH keep firing at F M SMITH 

A H BOYED. I first saw Mr SMITH and Mr ROACH come walking down the pasag and walked up 
to the Stairs and called me to them, and Mr SMITH ask me if I would there tell ROACH what you has 
told him, and you told them yas, and they pased a few words and ROACH went to the doore, and 
sayed to SMITH that if he wantied to have a fuss he Could have it and SMITH told ROACH he did 
not want to have a fuss, but if he wantiied to fight he would fight him or something of the Kind 

X Question that SMITH told ROACH that if he denied having sayed it it was all wright 

Julian WHtTCHARD. ROACH came in the clerks office and turned and went to the dore, and made 
some remark, and Mr. SMITH sayed that he did not want to have any fuss but if he wanted to fight he 
would fight him, and ROACH sayed there is three against me and SMITH sayed that is a dam Lye, 
and ROACH coled him a Dam Lye, and Mr SMITH drew his stick to strik and some body caught it, 
and several caught holt of Mr SMITH and ROACH stept back and Drew his pistol and then Mr 
SMITH got loose and and advanced and ROACH fired at Mr SMITH 

W. H. SMITH Mr F M SMITH and ROACH came walking down the passage and coled Mr BOYED 
to him and ask him if he would saye to ROACH what he had sayed to him and BOYED sayed yass, 
and ROACH denied it, and BOYED sayed he could proove it and SMITH sayed if you dare I am 
satisfied and ROACH left and went in the Cerks office then he came to the dore and sayed if you 
wanted to have a row you can have it. Mr F M SMITH sayes I do not want any row but if you want to 
fight I will fight you the Dam Lye was the ROACHs posecuther is two many of you and SMITH 
sayed it a dam lye, and ROACH sayed you are a dam Iyer, then SMITH raised his stick and W L 
CHERRY caught it, and ROACH rushed at Mr SMITH and Ed SMITH, and WILSON caught F M 
SMITH Shoved him back and ROACH advanced and fired 

Robert FLEMING the first I saw Mr ROACH trying to fire at Mr SMITH, and I do not think Mr 
SMITH striked Mr ROACH untill he fired the second shot 

W. L. DUDLEY that I heard them in conversation in the passage and Mr SMITH seamed to be 
attacking Mr ROACH with something he had sayed about him then Mr BOYED was caled and ask 
him if this man ROACH had made youse of the words he had accused him of and Mr BOYED saye 
yas he did do it and he could proove it by four resposable men. ROACH denied it. from Mr SMITH 
action I thought he had droped it in as much as he had denied it. and then WILSON came alonge and 
caled ROACH off, and ROACH sayed that if he wanted t have a Row to get ready for it he could have 
it, and SMITH sayed he did not want to have a row but if he wanted to fight he could have it but i do 
not remember for certain, and then F M SMITH got in the dore he caled ROACH a Dam Lye, and 
ROACH cold him a dam lye, and men SMITH raised his stick and someone caught it and and I think 
one of them was Capt Bil CHERRY, and then I heard a fire and after the dore got out of the way I 
saw ROACH with a pistol firing at SMITH and SMITH yousing a stick on him, and the firing 
continued and I think SMITH knockd ROACH down ROACH comenced hollawin out, and that 
endied the fight. 

W L CHERRY the first I saw Col SMITH and WTLSON bring ROACH in my Room, and they stoped 
I did not see Mr SMITH then, and in a verry short time some gentlemen came in and and Stud in the 
door and sayed why do you say we want to get up a row it seam so from the fact there is so many of 
you after me and following me and then Mr F M SMITH standing in the door way remarked that is a 
dam lye, and ROACH coled him a Dam lye and Mr. SMITH attempt to strik and I caught him, and 
my attention was cold away and the fight commenced rapiedly as posobl, I then remark Gentlemen 
fight and be darned and I left the Room 

A A TISON first I saw of Mr SMITH and ROACH coming down the passage and cold A BOYED 
and ask him if he would tell Mr ROACH what he had told him as he sayed you and he told him and 



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he denied the charg, and BOYED sayed he could proove it by three or four witness. And Mr 
WILSON came in and he and ROACH went of to the Clerk office and ROACH sayed he fear no man 
or set of men and if they wanted a row to get ready for it. F M SMITH sayed he did not want any row 
but if he wanted to fight he could whip him his self that was all I saw or heard 
X Qustion and when they ask Mr BOYED those qestion then Mr SMITH sayed he was satesfied 

F M SMITH Some time previous to the Election we had some words on a personal matter and we 
quit at that and some time during the Canvas at a meeting at Black Jack Republic SUTTONS Store 
that Alonza BOYD told me he heard ROACH say at that meeting publickly that he had me me in 
greenville on several accasions Subsignment to this time and had Elbowed me off of the sidewalks 
and away from the Boss. And that I was a coward and had no resentment what Ever and this was the 
cause of the conversation between my self and ROACH and BOYE on yesterday 

Robert GREEN I heard a conversation between FM SMITH and ROACH and BOYED I did not 
understand what and then WILSON and ROACH went in the clerk Room and ROACH sayed if you 
want to get up a row get ready I am and the I sayed to him I surposed no one wanted to get up a row, 
and he sayed it seamed like it ther is three or after Me., and then F M SMITH says that is a Dam lye 
says you ore another, and then F M SMITH Drew back as acting to Strik and W L CHERRY 
prevented, and WILSON had holt of F M SMITH and and then the Pistol fired, and I think the first 
fire wounded WILSON, and the second shot SMITH.. I saw F M SMTH strik I think ROACH. I jude 
he was wonded from the force with which he struck his blow. About that time I saw two other parties 
striking in the direction of ROACH and Ed SMITH, and I thing they wer both knocked down. I saw 
Ed SMITH strik F M SMITH with a chair and after they wer knocked down I saw ROACH 
recovering then he fired a nother shot, at Mr F M SMITH, and then F M SMITH got loose and struck 
him after the second shot, and and he ROACH continued to fir at SMITH and SMITH Striking and 
then F M SMITH was struck with a chair and then ROACH fired again and I saw F M SMITH arm 
drop 

A H MANSFIELD ROACH had been in the office it seems as if you want to get up a row, as two or 
three of you have set in uppar me or attacking me. F M SMITH sayed it was a dam lye or you are a 
dame lye, and ROACH says you are a dam lye, and Mr SMITH raised his stick and Mr CHERRY 
caught it, and then a stick struck the table wher I was writing, and then I saw Mr ROACH draw his 
pistol. I do not think that Mr F M SMITH that struck the table wher I was. 

J W SIMPSON Mr GREEN sayed to ROACH you cannot have any row her, and ROACH says that 
ther was three of them had draw him out for a fight or a difficulty, and if they wanted it they could 
have it, then Mr F M SMITH sayes that is a dam Lye, and then ROACH sayed that is a dam lye. 
SMITH then raised a stick to strik ROACH W L CHERRY caught it, and then ROACH stept back 
and puld out his pistol fired. I saw WILSON slap his hands to his stomach, and say olordy, and then I 
saw ROACH fire the second shot I then left the Roome 



Evidence given, at trial of E A SMITH befor J B STICKNEY & John WORSLEY Aug. 25th 
1870 

J T SMITH Sworn, that I saw E. A. SMITH raise a chair and strike F. M. SMITH and he raised the 
chair to Strike me. E A SMITH tooke no part in the beginning of the affray and the lick was pased 
next to the last Shot. 

W L CHERRY I left the room out of the window at the 2d or third Shot, and I saw E A SMITH 
coming in with ROACH up to the time I left the room I never saw E A SMITH doing any thing but 
trying to Settle the difficulty I did not see E A SMITH get any licks 

W. H. HERRINGTON I saw E. A. SMITH with a chair raised. I saw E A SMITH getting the parties 
in the room out of the difficulty. 



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J T WILLIAMS Jim I saw E A SMITH and WILSON bring Mr ROACH in the roome. I left the 
room about the third fire but I saw E A sMITH jump between the parties and ROACH. 

W H SMITH afer the first shot E A SMITH raised a chair and struck F M SMITH and also struck J. 
T. SMITH. 

Robert FLEMING When I went in the room I Saw Mr ROACH fire and E A SMITH with a chair 
raised and striking 

W L DUDLY during the firing I saw E A SMITH Striking with a chair and continued until he was 
nocked down. 

E A SMITH when I went out in the pasage F M SMITH and Mr ROACH was Standing at the Stairs 
taulking about and insult that had been pased before. I went up and lent against the column of the 
Stairs by Mr ROACHES side. Mr F M SMITH and Mr ROACH was quarling I reached my hand out 
and took holt of Mr ROACH, and Mr WTLSON come up and sayed I want to see you Mr ROACH 
and they went off to the clerks office and I followed, and I sayed Mr ROACH Louis you cannot have 
any fuss here come in here. And about that time Mr Frank SMITH came in And ROACH says there is 
three or four of you have drawn me out for a fuss, and you can have it if you want it. And about that 
time Mr F M SMITH Sayed you are a dam lire and Mr ROACH called him a dam lire and then there 
was a lick started to pass by Mr F M SMITH, and Mr ROACH rushed at him. I jumped between them 
there was licks commenced pasing and I was Knocked down and I do not know by hoom. And the 
next thing I remember Seeing Mr ROACHS pistol laying on the floor and Mr ROACH holowed he 
was shot I am kiled I beg from Ans 



James Hanrahan-Thomas Wetherington False Toll Dishes, 1879 

Found in the Pitt County Criminal Action papers, CR. 079.326.12; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ <{♦ 



Pitt County Superior Court Fall Term 1879 

We, the Grand Jurors, on oath present James HANRAHAN & Thomas WETHERINGTON, for 
keeping false toll-dishes, and for taking unlawful toll, to wit, for taking one seventh of the corn and 
wheat ground at their mill from Matthew DAIL-- 

Witnesses John FLEMING Foreman 

Jackson HARRIS } 
Guilford HARRIS} Millers 
Matthew DAIL (patron) 



Pitt County Superior Court Fall Term, 1879 

We, the Grand Jurors, on oath present James HANRAHAN and Thomas WETHERINGTON for 
keeping false toll-dishes, and for taking unlawful toll from Jesse STOCKS, to wit, for taking one 
seventh of corn and wheat ground 

Witnesses John FLEMING Foreman 

Jackson HARRIS } 

Guilford HARRIS} Millers 

Jesse STOCKS (patron) 



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Brown- Johnston-Wilson Cemetery, Pitt County 

The BROWN-JOHNSTON-WILSON Cemetery .. .is located on Belvoir School Road (SR 1100), 
.2 mile east of NC 33 North (Belvoir Road). It is on the south side of road 
in a very unkept wooded area between two houses. 
Contributed by Bill Kittrell. 

JONATHAN B. BROWN, Son of W. M. & Z. R.(?) BROWN 

b. , d. October 18, 1831 Aged 2 Years 5 Months 23 Days 

FANNIE LOUISE BROWN, Wife of Benjamin W. Brown 

b. , d. March 22, 1873 Aged 3 1 Years 1 Monthl7 Days 

EDDEE BROWN, Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Brown 

b. , d. January 23, 1832 Aged 36 Years 1 Month 18 Days 

DORCAS ALMEDER ELIZABETH BROWN, Daughter of Eddee & Louisa Brown 

b. , d. October 12, 1843 Aged 12 Years 10 Months 16 Days 

BENJAMIN J. WILSON 

b. March 4, 1839 d. September 13, 1900 Aged 61 Years 6 Months 9 Days 

JOHN C. JOHNSTON b. January 28, 1 872 d. September 1 8, 1 880 

FANNIE WILSON, Daughter of F. & S. O. Johnston b. June 10, 1886 d. July 9, 1886 

FRANKLIN JOHNSTON b. December 28, 1828 d. February 3, 1910 

SUSAN OLIVIA JOHNSTON, Wife of Franklin Johnston 

b. August 27, 1847 d. November 18, 1889 

SUSAN OLIVIA JOHNSTON, Daughter of F. & S. O. Johnston 

b. November 16, 1878 d. December 14, 1893 

MARY LATICIA JOHNSTON, Daughter of F. & S. O. Johnston 

b. June 10, 1883 D.August 25, 1886 

CHARLES WIGHTMAN JOHNSTON, Son of F. & S. O. Johnston 
b. April 28, 1881 d. July 18, 1896 

HENRY Wm BROWN b. August 27, 1832 d. September 18, 1896 

S. CLARA BROWN, Wife of Henry W. Brown b. October 3, 1841 d. August 27, 191 1 

ELIZABETH BROWN, Daughter of Benjamin & Elizabeth Mooring Brown 

b. October 3, 1801 d. August 2, 1889 [Headstone broken off, using dates, found her name in 

family information] 

HEADSTONE BASE (no headstone found by probing) 
JOSEPH A. MIZELL, Son of Anson J. & Sarah Jane Moore Mizell 
Great grandson of Mrs. Sally Brown Standi, who was the daughter of Benjamin & Elizabeth 
Mooring Brown b. September 7, 1858 d. March 6, 1930 
ALLIE WARE BROWN, Daughter of R. W. & Emily E. Brown 

b. January 7, 1905 d. May 21, 1923 [ NOTE: Allie Ware Brown also has a joint headstone with 
her parents in Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville, NC] 

SAME STONE 

Robert W. BROWN b. August 4, 1873 d. April 10, 1920 
EMILY COBB BROWN b. January 30, 1873 d. August 18, 1945 

[ NOTE: Both Robert W. & Emily Cobb Brown with their daughter Allie Ware Brown have a 
joint headstone in Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville, NC [See Pitt County Cemetery Survey, 
Book Two, page 629] 

SAME STONE 

HENRY H. WILSON b. , 1869 d. , 1954 

SUSIE BROWN WILSON b. , 1868 d. , 1953 



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Burial Was Neighborhood Affair, 1890 f s 

This is part of a narrative written by the noted Pitt County historian, Jesse Lillington Jackson (1874-1969). 
He had done extensive research on Pitt County history and genealogy and was interested in the 
formation of a permanent organization for compiling a history of the county. In 1960, he gave his 
historical notes to Sheppard Memorial Library in Greenville, N.C. Sadly, most of his research has 
been stolen. This article appeared in the Daily Reflector, June 24, 1965. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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Burial Was Neighborhood Affair In This Region's Recent History 

A Country Burial 

In my boyhood days there were no professional undertakers or funeral homes. Burials were 
neighborhood affairs. 

My father used to make coffins for the neighbors where we lived, and if he was ever paid 
anything for it, I never heard of it. (When my father died in 1902, his coffin was bought in 
Greensboro for $40, which was considered a rather big price.) 

Coffins used to be made of pine planks wide enough so that the sides and ends could be 
made of one board. The widest part was about where the body's elbows would be, and narrowed down 
both ways to the head and feet. 

I noticed when my father worked on coffins he sawed partly through the side boards so they 
could be bent into proper shape without breaking. The inside was padded with lint cotton and lined 
with bleached homespun, and the outside was painted with soot mixed with kerosene oil. The lid was 
fastened down with screws. 

One of the first burials I ever attended was of a baby sister born in Craven County. She died 
of whooping cough when she was six weeks old, and I never saw her alive. She was brought up to be 
buried at "Branch Graveyard" where Mother's grandparents were buried. This was between Hancock's 
Church and Haddock's Cross Roads just east of Fork Swamp. 

A baby died in our neighborhood when I was about eighteen years old. This would be about 
1893. The baby's parents had come from the lower part of Pitt near the Craven County line, and the 
burial was to be in their family graveyard about 20 miles from where we lived. 

I was selected to drive the vehicle carrying the corpse. In this case it was a buggy. 

The baby was placed on the seat and the dashboard of the buggy at one side, and I sat on the 
other side to drive. The procession of vehicles moved along the road- hardly more than a trail- 
through swampy land where water stood in puddles. 

I do not think there were any funeral services- only a plain burial, though there were quite a 
number of their relatives and friends who were rather profuse in their expressions of sympathy. 

It was after night when I got home. 



Jake Spain Family Poisoned, 1917 

Greenville Daily News, Man., June 25, 1917 

A freezer of ice cream Sunday came near resulting fatally for the family of Jake SPAIN, who lives 
about ten miles from Greenville near Bell's X Roads. Some hours after the family had finished their 
dinner, Mrs. SPAIN and two children were taken with acute pains, and when Dr. MORRILL had been 
summoned he pronounced it a case of ptomaine poisoning. After an all night's vigil the patients 
rallied, and this morning are practically out of danger. 



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Baker Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County 
Courthouse, Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses 



Baker, A. A. (65) Abram Baker & ng 

KeeL C. L. (45) ng 

Nov. 27, 1889. Carolina. Stanly Ayers, Min. 

W. D. Keel, W. F. Taylor, W. R. Baker 

Baker, Allen (22) Allen Baker, Sr. & ng 

Mooring, Mattie (20) G. M. Mooring & Josephine 

Oct 26, 1898. Carolina. Saml. Moore, Min. 

J. J. Mason, D. E. Whichard, L. R. Whichard 

Baker, Allen J. (35) William Baker & Morinda 
Jones, Martha ( 1 8) Willoughby Jones & Martha 

Feb. 25, 1880. Falkland. George Joyner, DM 
W. M. King, M. T. Jefferson, H. S. Baker 

Baker, Doc (22) Travis Baker & Florence 

Jones, Lizzie ( 1 7) Joe Jones & Susan 

Dec. 24, 1900. Contentnea. Jno. R. Sugg, JP 

Offa Dail, C. Cox, S. S. Smith 

Baker, G. A. (22) Abram Baker & Melvina 

Keel, Emma E. (20) W. T. Keel & Bettie 

Nov. 26, 1890. Carolina. James R. Congleton, JP 
W. D. Keel, J. S.? Keel, W. T. Taylor 

Baker, G. F. (22) A. J. Baker & M. E. 

Hinson, Spicie or Spiers? (21) Geo. Hinson & Bettie 

May 20, 1897. Farmville. A. L. Joyner, JP 

Jason Joyner, Henry Belcher 

Baker, Geo. M. (26) Noah Baker & Clarkia? 

Norris, Mary E. (20) Henry Norris & Gracie 

Apr. 25, 1894. Greenville twsp. T. H. Barnhill 
R.J. Mayo, J. H. Norris, W. E. Moore 

Baker, Henry S. (35) B. A. Baker & ng 
Allen, Gurtrude (23) ng 

Dec. 27, 1887. Farmville. Josephus Latham, Min. 

Sue M. Hill, Addie Dupree, Tabitha May 

Baker, J. I. (20) W. R. Baker & Sarah 

Tyson, Martha ( 1 8) Jos. Tyson & Jane 

Jan. 17, 1900. Beaver Dam. C. C. Case, JP 
W. M. Manning, T. W. KittrelL C. F. Elks 



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Baker, James (2 1 ) Jack Baker & Pattie 

Tugwell, Addie (17) B. F. Tugwell & S. E. 

Oct. 6, 1897. Farmville. B. M. Lewis, JP 

J. B. Tugwell, R. T. Norville 

Baker, James W. (21) Unknown & Marth Downs 
Jones, Emma (16) Joseph Jones & Susan 

July 28, 1889. Contentnea. John J. May, Justice 
J. Lang, Woodie McGlawhorn, J. B. White 

Baker, Jesse (24) Elijah Baker & Mariah 

Harris, Adlaide (24) B. F. Manning & Sallie 

Dec. 22, 1887. Greenville twsp. J. W. Smith, JP 
J. L. Nobles, M. W. Tyson, W. A. Tyson 

Baker, Joe (20) Bryant Baker & Mary 

Boyd, Maggie (1 7) Abner Boyd & Fannie 
Jan. 5, 1899. G;v. twsp. C. L. Little, MG 
S. E. Stocks, J. T. Evans, M. D. Boyd 

Baker, John (23) Travis Baker & Florence 

Pollard, Bettie (24) John Pollard & Betsy 

Oct. 17, 1890. Greenville twsp. Jas. C. Craft, Min. 

John Sutton, Shim Tyson, Bryant Baker 

Baker, John (27) Travis Baker & Florence 

Harris, Carrie (21) Bill Harris & Mary 

Jan. 6, 1895. Greenville twsp. G. or C? L. Little 
T. E. Pollard, C. M. Harris, S. Er [Erwin?] 

Baker, John (2 1 ) Edmond Baker & Henrietta 

Langley, Mittie ( 1 8) Wesley Edwards & Gatsey 

Jan. 15, 1899. Farmville. B. M. Lewis, JP 

E. D. Allen, J. P. Nichols 

Baker, John (27) Travis Baker & Florence 

Baker, Annie ( 1 8) Bryant Baker & Polly 

Feb. 22, 1899. G;v. twsp. C. L. Little, MG 
R L. Little, Louisa Barber, Susan E. Little 

Baker, John T. (32) Thomas C. Baker & Elizabeth 
Paul Mary E. (20) James L. Paul & Sophia 

Nov. 24, 1875. Greenville. J. W. Taylor, Min 
James Long, George A. Higgs, H. A. Blow 

Baker, Newton Bryant Barber & Kitty 

Jones, Betty ng 

Jan. 5, 1871. Greenville twsp. W. L. Cherry, JP 

Baker, Theophilus Blany Baker & Mary 

Boyd, Almeta Thomas Boyd & Harriet 

Apr. 18, 1870. Greenville twsp. Wm. May, Min. 

Baker, W. R (25) A. Baker & Melvine 

Ford, Molly (20) W. R Ford & ng 

Mar. 24, 1897. Bethel. D. C. Moore, JP 

Mc G. Ford, G. R Baker 



Baker, William Blaney Baker & ng 

Page, Sally Wm. Page & ng 

Jan. 7, 1871. place ng. Wm. May, Min. 

Baker, William Noah Baker & Clarky 

Elks, Sarah Wm. Elks & ng 

Dec. 17, 1874. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

[wits, ng] 

Baker, William (3 1) Hines Baker & Josie 
Tyson, Mary L. ( 1 8) ng & Frances Tyson 

Feb. 3, 1886. Beaver Dam. G. T. Tyson, JP 

J. F. Dail, W. R. Home, J. G. Sheppard 

Baker, William (22) Haywood Baker & Josephene 
Gray, Mary J. (19) James Gray & Pattie 

Aug. 2, 1892. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse 

S. W. Tyson, Hiland Cox, J. A. Stocks 

Boyd, J. J. (2 1 ) ng & Mary Ross 

Wilson, Thresa (24) James Baker & Lorena 

Feb. 13, 1888. Chicod. E. S. Dixon, JP 

W. S. Hudson, Mark Campbell, H. A. Boyd 

Cory, Thomas E. (23) Thomas Baker & Annie E. Cory 
Baker, Mollie (14) Travis Baker & Florence 

June 9, 1889. Greenville John Branch, Min. 

T. C. Cannon, N. J. Branch, J. R Mills 

Dildy, Simon Adam Rogers & Emeline Dildy 

Baker, Harriet Elick Sherd & Bettie Olbrige 

May 13, 1869. place ng. G. Joyner, Min. 

Downs, Kinion (6 1 ) Kinion Downs & Julia 
Baker, Martha J. (4 J William Shivers & Clarra? 

Dec. 24, 1883. Greenville twsp. E. D. Hathaway 

C. E. Downs, H. A. Norris 

Hemby, Henry C. (23) Joab Hemby & Harriet 
Baker, Manitta C. (Maritta?) ( 1 7) Jno. Baker & Nancy 

June 20, 1877. Farmville. David House, Min. 

W. A. Hyman, J. S. Smith, W. M. Kinsaul 

Jones, James (24) Joseph Jones & Susan 

Baker, Annie (18) G. B. McGowan & Lula Baker 

Apr. 8, 1900. Contentnea. J. A. Harrington, JP 

J. A. Smith, B. F. Early, J. S. Moore 

Joyner, William John Joyner & Nancy 

Baker, Margaret Elijah Baker & Mariah 

Mar. 6, 1872. Marlboro. Jesse Shackleford 

Lang, John (28) ng 
Baker, Zilphia (21) ng 

Dec. 24, 1872. Farmville, James W. May, JP 

J. H. Harris, Clayton Joyner, Joseph Lang 

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Lewis, Beny or Berry? M. (25) James Lewis & Mary F. 
Baker, Mittie (23) John Baker & Nancy 

July 28, 1892. Farmville. D. A. Mewborn, Min. 

J. J. Baker, J. T. Jarvis, A. V. Lang 

Nichols, Thomas Arden Nichols & Edy 

Baker, Emily W. J. Baker & Merinda 

June 29, 1871. place ng. Redding Moore, Min. 

Puryear, Luther (25) W. G. Puryear & Arrana 
Baker, Jennie (16) Ed. Baker & Henrietta 

Sept. 24, 1899. Farmville. J. T. Phillips, MG 

J. R. Ellison, J. E. Cash, Lillie Phillips 

Roberson, George B. (21) Charles Roberson & Armesa 
Baker, Sarah V. (20) Abram Baker & Melvina 

Nov. 30, 1882. Carolina. James R Congleton, JP 
Asa B. Congleton, Q. N. KeeL Joseph L. Keel 

Ross, L. T. (21) W. H. Ross & Mariah 

Baker, Lucy (2 1 ) Abram Baker & Melvina 

Jan. 15, 1899. Bethel. W. T. Pollard 
C. F. Page, C. J. Whitehurst, B. M. Whitehurst 

Smith, Ed (2 1 ) John M. Smith & Almeda 

Baker, Alice (2 1 ) Travis Baker & Laura 

Jan. 27, 1897. Contentnea. T. N. Manning 
A. H. Critcher, W. F. Hart, E. S. Coward 

Smith, Sam (30) Chas. Smith & Mary J. 

Baker, Mary (24) Travis Baker & Florence 

Jan. 26, 1900. Chicod. Jno. M. Cox, JP 

T. C. Cannon, J. T. Evans, J. L. Griffin 

Whitehurst, Jas. R. (27) John Whitehurst & Mahala 
Baker, Delia ( 1 9) Abram Baker & Melvinia 

Dec. 26, 1880. Pactolus. D. C. Moore, JP 
J? H. Satterthwaite, G. R Satterthwaite, W. W. Andrews 

Wollard, Wm. K. (22) J. H. Wollard & Lucinda 
Baker, Girtrude ( 1 9) Allen Baker & Polly A. 

Dec. 25, 1889. Carolina. Stanley Ayers, Min. 

W. R Williams, G. A. Baker, Louis Holliday 



James H. Dail, Vigorous at 75 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., April 16, 1890 

A friend tells us of a remarkable man in Farmville township. It is Mr. James H. DAIL, who lives on 
the Capt. L. J. BARRETT land. Mr. DAIL is 75 years old and has been married 56 years. This year he 
has broken up thirty acres of land and laid off every row himself. He is an intelligent man and very 
active for his age. All his life has been spent in Pitt county and he never voted any but the Democratic 
ticket. He is very fluent in talking of old times and says he has not seen such a winter as the present 
one since 1834. He has a large number of children and grandchildren and greatly enjoys visiting them. 



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Bible Records 



Spivey Family Records 

This large record was taken from poor photocopies discovered in the Greene County, NC Cemetery 
Records File, found in the main Search Room, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. This record appears to be 
not only a family record, but a neighborhood register. These pages of family records are not listed 
with the NC Bible Records index or on-line bible records supplied by the NC Archives. Contributed 
by Roger Kammerer. 

Alexander Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey & his wife was bornd May the 14th in the Year of our 

lord 1795 

Sarah Spivey daughter of James ormond & wife of Alexander Spivey was bornd august the 16th in 
the year of our lord 1805 

Caleb Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey & Sarah his wife was bornd July the 2nd in the year of our 
lord 1822 

James Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey and Sarah his wife was bornd October the 16th day in the year 
of our lord 1824 

Ephraim Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey and Sarah his wife was Bornd January the 2 and in the year 
of our lord 1827 

Joseph Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey and Sarah his wife was Bornd November the 9th day in the 
year of our lord 1 828 

Sarah Spivey daughter of James ormond and Mary his wife was Borned August the 16th in the year of 
1805 

Robert Watkins Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey and Sarah his wife was bornd.January the 3d at 5 
oclok in the afternoon in the year of our lord 1 830 

Alexander William Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey and Sarah his wife was bornd July 21st at Eleven 
oclok in the afternoon in the year of our lord 1 832 

Docter Allen Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey & Sarah his wife was bornd October 18th 1834 At 4 
oclok in the after noon on Saturday 

Mary Ann Rebecca Spivey Daughter of Alexander Spivey & Sarah his wife was bornd the 5th May 
1 837 at 9 oclock in the Evening 

Martha Elizabeth Spivey Daughter of Alexander Spivey & Sarah his wife was bornd April 27th 1 840 
at 3 oclock AM 

Benjamin Franklin Son of Alexander Spivey & Sarah his wife was bornd April 27th 1 840 at 3 oclok 
AM 

Caleb Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey & Sary his wife was borne July the 3 day 1 822 

Margret an F Spivey dauhter of Caleb Spivey and Sary his wife was borne the 29 day of November in 

the year of our Lord 1 845 about 10 oclok in the morning. 

Richard Spivey Son of Caleb Spivey & Sary his wife wase bor the 10 day of January th 1 847 
John W. Spivey son of Caleb Spivey & Sarah his wife was bornd the 16 day of January AD 1848 
Moses Spivey son of Caleb Spivey & Sarah his wife was borne the 19 day of August in the year of 
our lord 1 849 About 4 oclok in the morning 

Nancy Spivey Dayter of James Spivey & Rebecca his wife was bornd October the 4th 1832 
Henrry W Spivey son of Caleb Spivey and sarah his wife wase bornd March the 1th 185 1 
Sarha An J Spivey daughter of Caleb Spivey & Sary bis wife wase borne the 2 day of November 1852 
Faney Idorer Spivey daughter of Caleb Spivey and Sarry his wife wase borne the 26 of Marc the 
1854 — 

Caleb Ed Spivey son of Caleb Spivey & sary his wife was borne the 12 of October th 1 856 

De: F: Spivey son of of Caleb Spivey & sarry his wife was borne the2 day of december the 1859: 

Zilpha Ad Spivey daugh of Caleb Spivey and sarh a his wife was borne the 28 of May 1862 



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Negroes Ages 

Daniel Son of Moll was bornd March the 29th in the year of our lord 1794 

Ary wife of Daniel was bornd October the 10 in the year of our lord 1796 

Lid daughter of fan was bornd June the 25th 1811 

Daniel son of fan was bornd frebruary 3d 1813 

Nancy daughter of Lid was bornd december the 6th 1826 

Wiley Son of Daniel & Ary was bornd January the 24th 1826 

Cortney Daughter of Ary was bornd October the 29th in the year of out lord 1 828 

Jonus Sun of Ary was bornd March 10th in the year of our lord 1830 

Rachel Daughter of Lid was bornd the 17th of May 1830 

Henry Son of Lid was bornd March 15th 1832 
Simon Son of Lid was bornd Frebruary 14th 1835 
Fanny Daughter of Lid was bornd April 14th 1837 
Cherry Daughter of Lid was bornd April 23d 1839 
George Son of Lid was bornd 27th November 1841 
Hanah Daughter of Lid was bornd December 25th— 1 843 
Eliza Daughter of Lid was bornd May the 10/ 1 846 
Clray Daughter of Lid was bornd 1 842 
Frank son of Lid was bornd the 17 of J aniary 1852 
Danel son of Lid was born feb :th 1854 
Peter son of Lid was born feb :th 1854 

George son of Anicha was borne the 4 of April the 1 863 Caleb Spivey Esq 

Sterm son of Pherby wase borne November the 25th 1824 

Anicahea daughter of rachel wase borne Setember the 30th 1 832 

Joseph son of Anicha wase borne the 25 of January 1 850 

Nancy daugh of anichah wase borne the 13 of August 1851 

Rial son of Anicha was borne August the 9 1852 

Jacob son of Anicha was borne Febuary the 24 th 1854 

Tom son of Anicha was borne the 17 of September AD 1855 

Frank son of Anicha was borne the 8 day of November th 1857 

Evrit son of anicha was borne on the 12 day of may 1859 

Any d augh of Anicha was borne the scon day 2 of August in the year 1 86 1 

Gideon Olds Son of Erin Olds & Jernima his wife was bornd frebruary the 13th in the year of our lord 
1813 

Susannah jain Spivey daughter of Ephraim Spivey & Zeloty his wife was bornd April the 12th 1830 
Mary An Elizbeth Spivey Daughter of Ephraim Spivey & Zeloty his wife was bornd the 13th of Julv 
1831 ' 

Wm. James Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey & Zeloty his wife was bornd F imbrurv 28th 1834 
Jane daughter of Rachel wass bornd the 1 6 day of may 1 847 
Jerry nuer son of phirbey was born May the 1 834 

James Spivey Son of & Magit his wif was bornd November the 12th in the year of our lord 

1797 

Rebeeca Olds daughter of Alegod Olds & Sarah his wife & wife of James Spivey was bornd October 
the 1 day in the year of our lord 1 803 

Gatcy Spivey daughter of James Spivey & Rebecea his wife was bornd October the 28th in the year 
of our lord 1823 

Alexander Spivey Son of of James Spivey & Rebeeca his wif was bornd december the 18th in the 
year of our lord 1825 

Mary An Mirum Spivey Daughter of James Spivey & Rebecca his wife was bornd November the 19th 
1827 

Charles Eason Spivey Son of James Spivey & Rebecca his wife was bornd August the 20th 1829 



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Sally An jemima Spivey Daughter of James Spivey & Rebeca his wife was bornd frebu ary the 3 day 
1831 

Wm Mecoys Childrens ages 

Alexander Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey & Margit his wife was bornd May the 14th 1795 
James Mecoy Son of William Mccoy & Betsey his wife was bornd in feber uary the 1 6th 1 82 1 . 
Nancy mecoy daughter of & Betsey his wife was bornd January December the 21st in the year 4822 
1823 

Robert Macoy son of William Mecoy & Betsey his wife was bornd december 24th in the year of our 
lord 1824 

Cordilla Daughter of Wm Mecoy and Betsey his wif was bornd March the 19th in the year of our lord 
1827 

Mary Mecoy Daughter W..m mecoy & betsey was bornd March the in the year of our lord 1829 

Jesse Thomas Wm Spivey Son of Caleb Spivey & Elizabeth his wife was bornd the 8th of July 1826 
Moses Wates Spivey Son of Caleb Spivey and Elisabeth his wife was bornd March the 10th in the 
year of our told 1828 

Mary Spivey Daughter of Caleb Spivey & Elisabeth his wife was bornd the 13th of March 1 829 
Charles Franklin Spivey Son of Caleb Spivey & Elizabeth was bornd March the 23d 1835 
Elizabeth M Spivey Daughter of Mosses W Spivey & Jackan Spivey wase borne the 9 day of January 
1852 



Mary Hill Dauter of Robert Hill & Elizabeth his wife was bornd the 1 8th of May 1 824 

Margit Hill Daughter of Robert Hill & Elizabeth his wif was bornd September 1825 

Ester Hill Daughter of Robert Hill & Elizabeth his wife was bornd the 8th of April 1829 

Penny Hill Daughter of Robert Hill & Elizabeth his wife was bornd the 17th of November 1827 — 

Frances C Hueghs daughter of Joel Hughuse Andy B Hughs his wife borne Jauarv the 14 the 1 842 

James Franklin son of W. A. Spivey Frances C Spivey his was borne January 21 the 1861 

William Hardy son of W. A. Spivey F C Spivey was borne Aug the 24th 1865 

George Washington son of W. A. Spivey F C Spivey was born Aug 25th 1868 

Doctor Allen son of W. A. Spivey F C Spivey was borne Aug th 25th 1868 

John Ceafus son of W. A. Spivey F C Spivey was borne May th 15th 1871 

Jesey M aniel s son of W. A. Spivey F C Spivey was borne Aug 23th 1873 

Mary Elizabeth Speight Daughter of Blaney Speight & Rebecca his wife was bornd the 17th of June 
1832 

Apsley Spivey daughter of Caleb Spivey and Salley his wife was born on the 28 of July in the 1866 

Thomas P Harper son of Alexander Harper and chariot his wife was born the 6 day of November 
1846 

Andrew Grimsley son of T hopla s Grimsley and Mary his wife wase borne the 7 day of Januaery 
1847 

John Robertson son of Thomas© Robertson and Mary his wife wass borne on the 18 day of September 
in the year of 1847 

Merrit Ormond Son of James Ormond and Mary his wife was born on Sunday the 12 day of 
December about 7 O Clock in the morning 1 8 1 3~- 

Betsy Ormond Daughter of James Ormond & Mary his Wife was born on Thursday the 27 day of 
octtober about 6 of the Clock in the after noon 1 803 

Sarah Ormond Daughter of James Ormond and Mary his wife was born on Friday the 16 day of 
August about 6 of the Clock in the morning 1 805 

Rebecca Ormond Dauter of James Ormond and Mary his wife was born on Monday the fifth day of 
December— about 4 of the Clock in the morning 1808 



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James Ormond Son of James Ormond and Mary his wife was born on Thursday the 7 day of february 
About 2 of the Clock in the morning 1811 

Merrit Ormond Son of James Ormond And Mary his wife was bora on — Sunday the 12 day of 
December about 7 of the Clock in the Mo rnind : 1813 

Alexander Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey & Margret his wife was bornd according to the flesh on the 
14th of May 1795 

Robert Gibbins Ormond Son of James — Ormond and Mary his Wife was bornd on Sunday the 1 1 
day of Febuary — about 6 of the Clock in the afternoon 1816 

Hardy Ormond Son of James Ormond and Mary his wife was born on — Tuesday the 15 day of June 
about 7 of the Clock in the after noon 1819 

Lucy Ormond Daughter of James Ormond and Mary his wife was born on Friday the 3 1 day of 
August — about 1 1 of the Clock in the morning 1821 

Lucy Ormond and Corneleus Partrick was Marred on the 5 day of March 1840 
Marges 

Caleb Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey & Elibeth Williams was married October the 16th in the year 
1816 

Ephraim Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey & Zeloty Hart was married April in the year 1829 

Elizabeth Spivey intermarried with Robert Hill May in the year 1823 

Marah Spivey & Jesse Hart was married in July or August in the year 1818 

James Spivey & Rebeca olds was married September the 19th in the year of our Lord 1 822 

Alexander Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey & Margit his wife was born the flesh the 14th of May 
Alexander Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey & Margret his wife was bornd according to the flesh the 
14th of May 1795 & was bornd according to the Spirrit december in the year of our lord 1827 

A.. Spivey 

Alexander Spivey & Sarah Ormond was Maried July the 3 1 st in the year of our lord 1 82 1 
Blaney Speight & Rebecca Ormond was Married on the 28th of April in the year 183 1 
William Mecoy & Betsey Ormond was married frebruary in the year of 1 820 
Alexander Spivey & Milly D Edwards was Married March 24th 1842 

Blaney Speight & Rebecca Ormond Was married April 15 
Charles Joyner was married december 6th- 1 83 1 

Theophulus Grimsley & Mary Stancel was maried January December 21th 183 1 

Jesse Grimsley & Nicy Stancil was married F ewbru arv 1st-- 1832 

Elizabeth Ormond & Isaac Edwards was married fewbua rv 27th 1834 

Merrit Ormond & Mary Hartswill was married April 16th 1834 

Jorge C Hines & Cortney Stancil was married 10 day of September 1835 

Derths 

Ephraim Spivey Son of Caleb Spivey Sejnor departed this life on Wednesday the 20th of february in 
the year of our lord 1 806 

Caleb Spivey Son of Ephraim Senor departed this life on Sonday the 23d of April 1837 
Caleb Spivey funeral was preacht the 24th of April 1837 by Elder Thomas Moor & Elder Wm 
Megouns Moors text was 4th Chp 2nd timoty 6 7 8th verses Megouneses text was the 1 2th of psalms 
1 verse 

Ephraim Spivey Son of Ephraim Spivey Senor departed this life on Monday the 3d of July 1837 by 
thunder his funeral was preacht by Elder Thomas Moor & Elder Wm. Megones & Megounnes text 
was 4th Chapter of Amos & the 6tten? claus of the 12 verse & Moors text was the 3 Chapter of the 
first Samuel & part of the 1 8th verse 

Margret Joyner departed this life on Monday the 15th of January 1838 
Elizabeth Spivey Departed this life on Saturday the 22nd of January 1 842 



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Derths 

Mary Ormond wife of James Ormond departed this life on Wednesday the 23d of July in the year of 
our lord 1823 

Robert Ormond Son of James Ormond departed this life on Saturday the 13th of November 1824 

James Ormond departed this life on Tuesday the 3 day of March in the year of 1829 

Betey Mecoy wife of William Mecoy departed this life on Spnday the first day of October 1837 

William Moy died the 29th of May 1826 

Exum Joyner departed this the 24th of January 1833 

William Forrest died the 5th of November 1843 

Mis Standi died the 6th of October 1843 

Nancy Forrest wife of Wm Forrest died November 10th 1 843 

James Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey departed this life on Friday the 10th of November 1826 
Joseph Spivey Son of Alexander Spivey & Sarah his wife departed this life on Friday morning 
January 30th-l 829 

Marthey Elizabeth Dauter of Alexander Spivey & Sarah his wife departed this life Saturday the 3 1st 
of October 1 oclock in the AM 1 840 

Sarah Spivey wife of Alexander Spivey Departed this life on Monday at 12 oclok the 4th of October 
1841 

Sally Spivey wife of Caleb Spivey Departed this life on the 5 day of October 1873 



Irvin Page Bible Record 

This record was taken from a bible published in 1850 on Market Street, Philadelphia, by John B. 
Perry. This bible was owned by Camille Staton of Bethel, NC in 1995. This record appeared in the 
book, "Bible Records from Eastern States" compiled by the Burroughs-Wellcome Genealogy Club 
Greenville, NC, 1997. 

BIRTHS 

Martha B. Page dau. of Irvin & Susan Page 25 Nov 1 823 

Elizabeth Page dau. of Irvin & Susan Page 23 Mar 1 825 

William W. Page son of Irvin & Susan Page 24 Jun 1 828 

Mary E. Page dau. of Irvin & Susan Page 1 Nov 1 830 

John A. Page son of Irvin & Susan Page 27 Jun 1 83 1 

Joseph R Page son of Irvin & Susan Page 2 1 Apr 1 834 

Irvin D. Page son of Irvin & Susan Page 1 3 Apr 1 836 

Artimsia C. D. Page son of Irvin & Susan Page 20 Dec 1838 

Susan Page dau. Irvin & Susan Page 25 Dec 1 840 

Margrate L. Page dau. of Irvin & Susan Page 09 Sep 1 842 

DEATHS 

Mary E Keel, dau of Irvin & Susan Page 1 2 Jun 1 860 

Susan, wife of Irvin Page 22 Jan 1 86 1 

MARRIAGES 

John A. Page & Sarraw Ann Roberson Feb 1 836 



OS 



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INDEX 



Adams, Heber 7 

Adams, Temp, Mrs 7 

Albritton, B. G 12 

Albritton, Josiah D 12 

Allen, E. D 23 

Allen, Gertrude 22 

Allen, Gideon 10, 12 

Andrews, W. W 25 

Arnett, S. W 3 

Atkinson, Peyton A 11 

Atkinson, Virginia 1 1 

Ayers, Stanley, Rev 22, 25 

Bailey, John 7 

Baker, A. A 22 

Baker, Abram 22, 25 

Baker, Alice 25 

Baker, Allen J 22 

Baker, Allen 22, 25 

Baker, Annie 23, 24 

Baker, B. A 22 

Baker, Blaney 23, 24 

Baker, Bryant 23 

Baker, Delia 25 

Baker, Doc 22 

Baker, Ed 25 

Baker, Edmond 23 

Baker, Elijah 23, 24 

Baker, G. A 22, 25 

Baker, G. F 22 

Baker, G. R 23 

Baker, George M 22 

Baker, Gertrude 25 

Baker, Harriet 24 

Baker, Haywood 24 

Baker, Henry S 22 

Baker, Hines 24 

Baker, J. J 25 

Baker, Jack 23 

Baker, James W 23 

Baker, James 23 

Baker, Jennie 25 

Baker, Jesse 23 

Baker, Joe 23 

Baker, John 1 22 

Baker, John T 23 

Baker, John 23, 24, 25 

Baker, Lula 24 

Baker, Margaret 24 

Baker, Maritta C 24 

Baker, Martha J 24 

Baker, Mary 25 

Baker, Mittie 25 

Baker, Mollie 24 





,,.23 


Baker, Noah 


...22, 23 


Baker, Sarah V 


,.25 


Baker, Thomas 


24 


Baker, Travis 


,..22, 23, 24, 25 


Baker, W. J 


14 


Baker, W. R 


22, 23 


Baker, William 


..24 


Baker, Zilphia 


.24 


Ballard, Joseph L 


... 14 


Barber, Louisa 


..23 


Barber, William 


..5 


Barnhill, James H 


. 11 


Barnhill, T. H 


..22 


Barnhill, Theo 


..11 


Barrett, L. J., Capt 


..25 


Barrett, William A 


.9, 12 


Beardsley, Lambert P. 


.. 10, 11, 12 




., 10 




10 


Belcher, Henry 


13, 22 


Bell, John S 


, 12 


Bell, John 


13 


Bentley, Thomas 


..1,2 


Bernard, G 


,. 14 


Bernard, William A 


,9 


Bland, Theophilus 


.. 13 


Blount, Elias J 


„ 12 


Blount, Reading 


9 


TT 1 Tx A 

Blow, H. A 


,.23 


Blow, William J 


9 


Boyce, Hubert 


7 


Boyd, Abner 


.23 


Boyd, Almeta 


23 


Boyd, Alonza H 


. 17, 18 


Boyd, H. A 


24 


Boyd, J. J 


.24 


Boyd, M. D 


.23 


Boyd, Maggie 


,23 


Boyd, Thomas 


.23 


Branch, John, Rev 


,24 


Branch, N. J 


,24 


Brand, William 


.8 


Brown, Allie Ware 


20 


Brown, Benjamin 


. 5, 20 


Brown, Clarissa 


6 


Brown, Dorcas A. E 


20 


Brown, Eddee 


,7, 20 


Brown, Elizabeth Mooring 


.20 


Brown, Elizabeth 


,20 


Brown, Emily Cobb 


20 


Brown, Fannie Louise 


20 


Brown, Henry William 


7, 20 



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...6,7 




, 20 


T* Ik iff Lt 

Brown, Martha 


, 7 


Brown, Robert W 


... 20 


Brown, S. Clara 


...20 


Brown, S. T., Jr 


.9 


Brown, Thomas H 


8 


Brown, Winny 


... 5 


Bryan, William P 


... 13 


Buck, Hunter 


... 7 


Byrd, Alfred 


... 10 


Byrd, Louisa 


... 10, 11 






Byrd, William 


... 10 


Campbell, Mark 


...24 


Cannon, Caleb 


... 10, 11, 13 


Cannon, T. C 


... 24, 25 


Z**' - ■ ■ ■ ■- - T% _ J _] * t _ 


... 11, 13 


Carr, M. L 


14 


Case, C. C 


...22 


Cash, J. E 


,.25 


Cherry, Caroline E., Mrs. . 


..6 


Cherry, J. J 


9 


Cherry, Lemuel 


3 


Cherry, T. R. 


..9, 11 


Cherry, W. J 


9 


Cherry, W. L 


.. 7, 16, 17, 18, 


23 




Clark, Henry S 


.. 10, 11, 13 


Clark, James S 


13 


Cobb, B. P 


15 


Cobb, C. C 


,. 15 


Cobb, J. H 


15 


Cobb, J 


.. 15 


Cobb, James 


.. 14 


Cobb, John 


,, 14 


Cobb, L. A 


.. 15 


Cobb, R J 


, 15 


Cobb, Willie 


. 14 


Congleton, Asa B 


25 


Congleton, J. R 


.25 


Congleton, James R 


.22 


Cory, Annie E 


24 


Cory, Thomas E 


24 


Coward, E. S 


.25 


Cox, C 


, 22 


Cox, Emeriah B 


.8 


Cox, Hiland 


,24 


Cox, JohnM 


25 


Cox, Sylvester 


. 13 


Cratt, James C 


.23 


Critcher, A. H 


,25 


Dail, J. F 


,24 


Dail, James H 


,25 


DaiL Matthew 


19 


DaiLOffie 


.22 



Daniel John L 12 

Daniel, John W 16 

Daniel, Jos 11 

Dawson, Levi 8, 10 

Delany, W. K 13 

Dennis, John 5 

Dickenson, Marshall 11 

Dildy, Emeline 24 

Dildy, Simon 24 

Dixon, E. S 24 

Downs, C. E 24 

Downs, Kinion 24 

Drysdale, R. H 13 

Dudley, W. L 16, 17, 19 

Dupree, Addie 22 

Dupree, Bird 3 

Early, B. F 24 

Eastwood, William 3 

Eborn, W. B 13 

Edwards, Isaac 29 

Edwards, Milly D 29 

Edwards, Wesley 23 

Elks, C. F 22 

Elks, Sarah 24 

Elks, William 24 

Ellison, J. R 25 

Erwin, S 23 

Evans, Calvin 11 

Evans, Edmund 15 

Evans, Emeline 15 

Evans, J. T 23,25 

Evans, William J 12 

Flanekin, A. H 10 

Flanekin, James 14 

Flanekin, William 12, 14 

Fleming, H. S 1 1 

Fleming, John 19 

Fleming, Robert 16, 17, 19 

Forbes, Arthur 6, 1 1 

Forbes, Mary V., Mrs 6 

Forbes, Noah 12 

Forbes, Ola 15 

Forbes, Silas G 11 

Forbes, Virginia H 12 

Ford, McG 23 

Ford, Molly 23 

Ford, W.R 23 

Forrest, Nancy 30 

Forrest, William 30 

Garris, JohnB 10 

Garris, Nehemiah 10 

Gray, James 24 

Gray, Mary J 24 

Green, George 3 

Green, Robert 18 

Griffin, J. L 25 



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Grimes, Bryan, Sr 7 

Grimsley, Andrew 28 

Grimsley, Jesse 29 

Grimsley, Theophilus 28, 29 

Gwaltney, William 3 

Hancock, John 8 

Hanrahan, James 19 

Hardee, Shade 7 

Hardee, Whitmell 7 

Hardee, Willie V 7 

Harper, Alexander 28 

Harper, Thomas P 28 

Harrell, E. J 14 

Harrington, J. A 24 

Harris, Adlaide 23 

Harris, Bill 23 

Harris, Carrie 23 

Harris, Charles 2 

Harris, Guilford 19 

Harris, Henry 3 

Harris, J. H 24 

Harris, Jackson 19 

Harris, Joseph, Rev 2 

Hart, Jesse 29 

Hart, Thomas W 10 

Hart, W. F 25 

Hart,Zeloty 29 

Hartswell, Mary 29 

Hathaway, E. D 24 

Hayes, Robert 8 

Hemby, Henry C 24 

Hemby, Joab 24 

Herrington, Joab 5, 8 

Herrington, Moses, Jr 5 

Herrington, Nancy 8 

Herrington, W. H 16, 18 

Hicks, James 11 

Higgs, George A 23 

Highsmith, James H 12 

Highsmith, James 12 

Highsmith, Matilda M 12 

Hill, Esther 28 

HilL Margeret 28 

Hill Mary 28 

Hill, Penny 28 

Hill, Robert 28, 29 

Hill, Sue M 22 

Hill, William 2 

Hines, George C 29 

Hinson, George 22 

Hinson, Spicey 22 

Hodges, Josiah 10 

Hoell, Edward 9, 11 

Holliday, Louis 25 

Hooker, Hymerick 12 

Hooks, Addie, Mrs 15 



Home, W. R 


24 


House, David, Rev 


24 


Hudson, Henry 


7 


Hudson, Redding 


. 15 


Hudson, W. S 


24 


Hughes, Frances C 


28 


Hughes, Joel 


,,28 




24 


Jackson, Allen 


8 


Jackson, Burton 


8 


Jackson, Jesse Lillington . 


...21 


James, Joel 


12 


Jarvis, J. T 


25 


Jefferson, M. T 


22 


Jenkins, H. A 


13 


Johnston, Charles W 


...20 


Johnston, Franklin 


20 




4 


Johnston, John C 


20 


Johnston, Mary Laticia 


, 20 


Johnston, Russell 


7 


Johnston, Susan Olivia 


20 


Jones, Betty 


23 


Jones, Emma 


, 23 


Jones, James 


24 




2 


Jones, Joseph 


.,22, 23,24 


Jones, Lizzie 


22 


Jones, Martha 


22 


Jones, Willoughby 


22 




22 


Joyner, Abraham 


3 




14 


Joyner, Amon 


12 


Joyner, B. F 


14 


Joyner, Charles 


,29 


Joyner, Clayton 


24 


Joyner, Emily 


14 


Joyner, Exum 


.30 


Joyner, Franklin 


14 


Joyner, George 


,,22 


Joyner, George, Rev 


24 


Joyner, J. V 


14 


Joyner, James 


.13 


Joyner, Jason 


22 


Joyner, John 


1,24 


Joyner, John Thomas , 


14 


Joyner, Margaret 


29 


Joyner, Moses 


, 13 


Joyner, Richard 


14 


Joyner, Thomas 


14 


Joyner, William 


. 10, 12, 24 


Judkins, John E 


3 


Kammerer, Roger 


.1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 


7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 26 




Keel, C. L 


.22 



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Keel, Emma E 22 

Keel, Joseph L 25 

Keel, Mary E 30 

Keel, Q. N 25 

Keel, Simon 1 

Keel, W. D 22 

Keel, W. T 22 

Kennedy, David 2 

King, W. M 22 

Kinsaul, W. M 24 

Kittrell, Bill 20 

Kittrell, T. W 22 

Lang, A. V 25 

Lang, J 23 

Lang, John 24 

Lang, Joseph 24 

Lang, William R. 12 

Langley, David 1 1, 12 

Langley, Mittie 23 

Langley, Samuel H 12 

Latham, Alfred 13 

Latham, Churchill J 13 

Latham, David P., 13 

Latham, Josephus, Rev 22 

Latham, Samuel W 13 

Laughinghouse, Garrett 7 

Laughinghouse, Joseph H. . 9 

Laughinghouse, W. H 24 

Laughinghouse, W. L 9 

Leggett, Adolphus 16 

Leggett, E. G 16 

Lewellyn, Mr 4 

Lewis, Ben M 23, 25 

Lewis, James 25 

Little, C. L 23 

Little, James C 12 

Little, John 8 

Little, L. D 10 

Little, L. G 9 

Little, R.L 23 

Little, Samuel 12 

Little, Susan E 23 

Little, William G 12 

Lockhart, Nathaniel 1, 2 

Long, James 23 

Manning, B. F 23 

Manning, T. N, Rev 24, 25 

Manning, W. M 22 

Mansfield, A. H 16, 18 

Martin, J. J 16 

May, James W 24 

May, John J 23 

May, Tabitha 22 

May, William, Rev 23, 24 

Mayo, R J 22 

McCoy, Betsey 28, 30 



McCoy, Cordilla 28 

McCoy, James 28 

McCoy, Nancy 28 

McCoy, Robert 28 

McCoy, William 28 

McCoy, Mary 28 

McGlawhorn, Woodie 23 

McGowan, Dicy 15 

McGowan, G. B 24 

McGowan, Liddy 15 

McGowan, McD 15 

McGowans, William, Elder 29 

McWhorter, Davis Lee 4 

Meeks, Nancy 9 

Mewborn, D. A., Rev 25 

Mills, Henry 7 

Mills, Herman 7 

Mills, J. R 24 

Mills, Joseph G 15 

Mills, Louis Henry 7 

Mills, Martha G 15 

Mills, Mary Smith, Mrs 7 

Mills, Mary 15 

Mills, Nancy 15 

Mills, Roy 7 

Mills, Samuel 15 

Mills, Simon 15 

Mills, William 15 

Mills, Zeno 7 

Mizell, Anson J 20 

Mizell, Joseph A 20 

Mobley, Fed 12 

Moore, Alfred 7 

Moore, Arden 12, 13 

Moore, Bithel S 12, 13 

Moore, D. C 23, 25 

Moore, Edmond 12 

Moore, Elizabeth 7 

Moore, J. S 24 

Moore, James L 13 

Moore, James S 13 

Moore, Levi 3 

Moore, Lizzina 4 

Moore, Randolph 12 

Moore, Reddick 3 

Moore, Redding, Rev 25 

Moore, Samuel 22 

Moore, Sarah Jane 20 

Moore, Sarah Robson, Mrs. 4 

Moore, Thomas, Elder 29 

Moore, W. E 22 

Moore, Wedigan 12 

Mooring, G. M 22 

Mooring, Mattie 22 

Mooring, William S 12 

Morrill, Dr 21 



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Moy, William 30 

Moye, Abram J 12 

Moye, Alfred 12 

Moye, Gardner 3 

Moye, James W 12 

Moye, Moses T 12 

Moye, Thomas G 8 

Moye, William J 12 

Murray, James 1 1 

Nelson, James Righteous ... 4 

Nelson, Molsey 13 

Nelson, William M 10 

Newton, John 11 

Newton, Walter 11 

Nichols, J. P 23 

Nichols, Thomas Arden 25 

Nobles, J. L 23 

Nobles, Nathaniel 10 

Norcott, William 3 

Norris, H. A 24 

Norris, Henry 22 

Norris, J. H 22 

Norris, Mary E 22 

Norville, R. T 23 

Olbrige, Bettie 24 

Olds, Alligood 27 

Olds, Erin 27 

Olds, Gideon 27 

Olds, Rebecca 27, 29 

Ormond, Betsey 29 

Ormond, Elizabeth 29 

Ormond, Hardy 29 

Ormond, James 26, 28, 29, 30 

Ormond, Lucy 29 

Ormond, Mary 28, 30 

Ormond, Merrit 28, 29 

Ormond, Rebecca 28, 29 

Ormond, Robert Gibbons... 29, 30 

Ormond, Sarah 28, 29 

Page, Artimisa C. D 30 

Page, C. F 25 

Page, Elizabeth 30 

Page, frvin D 30 

Page, Irvin 30 

Page, John A 30 

Page, Joseph R. 30 

Page, Margaret L 30 

Page, Martha B 30 

Page, Mary E 30 

Page, Sally 24 

Page, Susan 30 

Page, William W 30 

Page, William 24 

Parker, Archibald 1, 5, 6 

Parker, James 10 

Parker, Jesse G 10 



Parker, John 13 

Parker, Watt 2 

Patrick, Cornelius 29 

Paul, James L 9, 10, 13,23 

Paul, Mary E 23 

Paxton, Benjamin 3 

Peebles, Henry 3 

Peebles, John 9, 12 

Pelt, Elizabeth 6 

Pelt, James S 6 

Peoples, John 12 

Perkins, Churchil 13 

Perkins, J. J 11 

Perkins, Julian V 10, 1 1 

Phillips, J. T 25 

Phillips, John M 10 

Phillips, Lillie 25 

Phillips, Thomas 10 

Phillips, W. G 10 

Pollard, Bettie 23 

Pollard, J. T 6 

Pollard, John 23 

Pollard, T. E 23 

Pollard, W. T 25 

Powell, Charles 5 

Powell, James 5 

Puryear, Luther 25 

Puryear, W. G 25 

Randolph, C. A 16 

Roach, Lewis C 16, 17, 18, 19 

Roberson, Charles 25 

Roberson, George B 25 

Roberson, Sarah Ann 30 

Robertson, John 28 

Robertson, Thomas 28 

Robson, William 4 

Rogers, Adam 24 

Ross, Elizabeth 22 

Ross, L. T 25 

Ross, Mary 24 

Ross, W. H 25 

Rountree, Jesse, Sr 5 

Ruffin, Thomas 5 

Satterthwaite, Fenner B 9, 1 1, 12 

Satterthwaite, G. R. 25 

Satterthwaite, J. H 25 

Shackleford, Jesse 24 

Sheppard, Henry 15 

Sheppard, J. G 24 

Sheppard, Thomas J 12 

Sherd, Elick 24 

Shivers, Eliza M 7 

Shivers, James 5 

Shivers, Ripsey 5 

Shivers, William 7, 24 

Simpson, J. W 16, 18 



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3 


Slaughter, Absolom , 


...3 


Smith, Caleb 


12 


Smith, Charles 


.,,25 


Smith, E. A 


, 18, 19 


Smith, Ed 


... 17, 18, 25 


Smith, F. M 


... 16, 17, 18, 19 


Smith, J. A 


24 


Smith, J. S 


24 


Smith, J. T 


... 16, 18 


Smith, J. W 


... 15, 23 


Smith, Jesse 


12, 14 


Smith, John M 


25 


Smith, Julia 


. 15 


Smith, Mills 


, 3 


Smith, Robert 


.., 15 


Smith, S. S 


...22 




25 


Smith, Samuel 


. , 13 


Smith, W. H 


... 17, 19 




21 




. 7, 12, 13 


Speight, Blaney 


28, 29 


Speight, Mary Elizabeth 


28 


Speight, Rebecca 


28 


Spivey, Alexander William 26 


Spivey, Alexander 


..26, 27, 28, 29, 


30 




Spivey, Apsley 


28 


Spivey, Benjamin Franklin. 26 


Spivey, Caleb Ed 


26 


Spivey, Caleb 


..26, 28, 29 


Spivey, Charles Eason 


27 


Spivey, Charles Franklin.. 


..28 


Spivey, D. F 


26 


Spivey, Doctor Allen 


.. 26, 28 


Spivey, Elizabeth M. 


28 


Spivey, Elizabeth 


29 


Spivey, Ephraim 


..26, 27, 28, 29 


Spivey, Fanny Idorer 


26 


Spivey, Frances C 


28 


Spivey, Gatsey 


,27 


Spivey, George Washington28 


Spivey, Henry W 


26 


Spivey, James Franklin 


.28 


Spivey, James 


. 26, 27, 28, 30 


Spivey, Jesse Manuels 


28 


Spivey, Jesse Thomas Wm. 28 


Spivey, JohnCeafus 


28 


Spivey, John W 


26 


Spivey, Joseph 


30 


Spivey, Margaret Ann F 


26 


Spivey, Martha Elizabeth.. 


.26, 30 


Spivey, Mary Ann Eliza 


.27 


Spivey, Mary Ann Miriam . 27 


Spivey, Mary Ann Rebecca 26 



Spivey, Mary 28 

Spivey, Moses Wates 28 

Spivey, Moses 26 

Spivey, Nancy 26 

Spivey, Richard 26 

Spivey, Robert Watkins 26 

Spivey, Sally Ann Jemima . 28 

Spivey, Sally 30 

Spivey, Sarah Ann J 26 

Spivey, Sarah 26, 30 

Spivey, Susan Jane 27 

Spivey, W. A 28 

Spivey, William Hardy 28 

Spivey, William James 27 

Spivey, Zeloty 27 

Spivey, Zilpha Ad 26 

Standi, Cortney 29 

Standi JohnB 13 

Standi, Mary 29 

Standi, Miss 30 

Standi, Nicy 29 

Standi, Robert H 13 

Stancil, Sally Brown, Mrs. . 20 

Staton, Camille 30 

Staton, J. A 16 

Stickney, J. B 16, 18 

Stocks, Elbert 16 

Stocks, J. A 24 

Stocks, Jesse 19 

Stocks, S. E 23 

Stocks, W. A 11 

Sugg, John R 22 

Summerlin, Barnes 8 

Sutton, John 23 

Taft, Godfrey E 7 

Taylor, Andrew 4 

Taylor, J. W., Rev 23 

Taylor, W. F 22 

Taylor, W.T 22 

Tripp, Heber 2 

Tripp, Joshua 11 

Tucker, Elizabeth 11 

Tucker, Jos. W 10 

Tugwell, Addie 23 

Tugwell, B. F 23 

Tugwell, J. B 23 

Tyson, A A 16, 17 

Tyson, Cornelius 10 

Tyson, Frances 24 

Tyson, G. T 24 

Tyson, James A 11 

Tyson, Jos 22 

Tyson, Lemuel 3 

Tyson, M. W 23 

Tyson, Martha 22 

Tyson, Mary L 24 



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Tyson, S. W 24 

Tyson, Shem 23 

Tyson, Sherrod 13, 14 

Tyson, W. A 23 

Vanderford, J. H., Mrs 5 

Warren, E. J 9 

Wetherington, Thomas 19 

Whichard, D. E 22 

Whichard, Jeannette Louisa 4 

Whichard, Julian 16, 17 

Whichard, L.R 22 

Whichard, Staton 4 

White, J. B 23 

White, L.H 15 

Whitehurst, B. M 25 

Whitehurst, C. J 25 

Whitehurst, James R. 25 

Whitehurst, John 13,25 

Wilkes, James 14 

Williams, B. F 13 

Williams, C. E 13 

Williams, David 3 

Williams, Eli 14 

Williams, Elizabeth 29 

Williams, James T 16, 19 

Williams, Joel 15 



Williams, John A 15 

Williams, John D 11 

Williams, Priscilla 14 

Williams, Samuel 15 

Williams, Sarah 14 

Williams, Simon 3 

Williams, Thomas 15 

Williams, W.R 25 

Williams, William 14 

Williams, Willis R 12 

Williams, Zeloty 14 

Wilson, Benjamin J 20 

Wilson, Edward 16 

Wilson, Fannie 20 

Wilson, Henry H 20 

Wilson, Susie Brown 20 

Wilson, Thresa 24 

Wingate, Joel 5 

Woolard, J. H 25 

Woolard, Rev 2 

Woolard, William K 25 

Wooten, Benjamin F 11 

Wooten, George W 11 

Worsley,J. B 16, 18 

Worthington, Isaac 11 



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JPitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 




Volume XIX, No. 2 
May 2012 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 



Officers 2012 

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281 1 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
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Brittain Jones, revolutionary war pension . 1 

Will of John Mills, Beaufort Co., NC, 1739 5 

Becton-HardenDeed, 1762 . 6 

Pitt County Sheriff's Sale, 1809 7 

Well of Batson Whttehurst, of Tennessee, 1823 8 

Patrick Family Letter, 1854 . 9 

Well of Benjamin S. Edwards, Greene Co., NC, 1856 11 

Pitt County Court minutes, 1863 13 

Murder of Calvin Cox, 1888 18 

Joab Tyson in the Civtl War 21 

Jolly family marriages 22 

Greene County Death Certificates , . . 24 

Bible Records Archibald House Bible Record 28 

, . Robert Cotten Brown Bible Record 28 

Cannon-Hart-Slaughter Bible Record 28 

Index t #< 3 j 

FILLERS W. H. EASON (B. 1800) OF GREENE Co., NC 4 

Death of Joseph Patrick (1794-1846) . 7 

Will of Tryphena Williams, Dyer Co., Tn., 1842 8 

Dr. Wyatt Slaughter (1826-1888) 10 

Joseph B. Moore, of Craven Co., NC/Tenn 17 

Mrs. Frances Welkerson (1776-1847) 20 

. Aunt Gatsy Braxton Dead, 1938 23 

. r. h. worthtjngton, of pitt co/texas 27 

. James H. Dail, Vigorous at 75 25 



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Britain Jones, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of 
found on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

District of North Carolina 

On this 16th day of November 1818, before made the Subscriber, one of the Judges of the United 
States for the said district, personally appeared Britain JONES, aged about fifty seven years, resident 
in Pitt County in the said district, who being by me first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his 
oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the act of Congress, 
entitled, "An Act of to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United 
States in the revolutionary war:" That he the said Britain JONES, in or about the year 1781 he enlisted 
in Martinborough (Pitt County) in the State of North Carolina, in the company commanded, as well as 
he can now recollect, by a Captain CARTRIGHT or CARTER, of the tenth regiment, in the North 
Carolina line, on the Continental establishment, for twelve months; that he continued to serve in the 
said Continental Service of the United States, generally as a waiter to Colo ARMSTRONG, until the 
end of his said enlistment, when he was discharged from service in Camden and the State of South 
Carolina; which discharge is lost, that he was in no battle; and that he is in reduced circumstances & 
stands in need of the assi sten ce of your Country for support. 
Sworn to & declared before me, the day & year first aforesaid. 
H. Potter, DNCSNC? 

North Carolina District 

Giles NELSON maketh oath that he knew the aforesaid Britain JONES in the revolutionary war, & 
saw him for some time (but for what time he cannot say) in the Service of the United States, in said 
war, as a soldier in the Continental Service, under Colo ARMSTRONG— That he never heard of his 
leaving the service before his time ended; and that he believes the said Britain served nine months & 
more in said service - and that said Britain is in reduced circumstances & stands in need of the 
assistence of his Country for support. 
Sworn to before me the 16th Novr 1818. 
H. Potter, DNCSNC? 

State of North Carolina, Secretary's Office 13th April 1819 

I William HILL Secretary of State in and for the State aforesaid, do hereby certify, that it appears 
from the muster roll of the North Carolina Continental Line in the Revolutionary war that Britain 
JONES a private in said Line enlisted under Captain CARTER of the 10th Regiment on the 25thof 
April 1781, for 12 months and left the service on the 25th of April 1782. 
Given under my hand the date above. 
Wm HILL 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions August Term 1823 
On this 5th day of August 1823 personally appeared in open court being a court record for the county of 
Pitt (expressly made so by the law of the State) Britton JONES resident in said county aged 64 years, 
who, being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to 
obtain the provision made by the acts of the 18th March 1818 the 1st May 1820 and the 1st of March 



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1823 that he the said Britton JONES enlisted for the term of one year, a month and year he cannot 
recollect (being unlearned and having to trust to memory) but believes it was in 1780 in the state of North 
Carolina in the company commanded by Captain YARBOROUGH in the regiment commanded by 
Colonel James ARMSTRONG in the line of the state of North Carolina on the continental establishment, 
that he continued to serve in the Corps untill (he believes) October 1781 when he was discharged from 
the said service on Dan River in the state of Virginia that an about four weeks after he was discharged he 
again enlisted the service he does not recollect the name of either the Captain or Colonel as he was in 
attendance on Lie utent Thomas DUDLEY and in the hospital during most of the time, that he continued 
to serve for about 14 months and was then discharged at Camden in the state of South Carolina - And I 
do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th March eighteen hundred 
and eighteen, and that I have not since that time, by gift sale, or in any manner disposed of my property 
or any part thereof with intent, thereby so to deminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act 
of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the 
United States in the Revolutionary War" passed on the 18th day of March, 1818, and that I have not nor 
has any person in trust for me, any property, or securities, contracts, or debts due to me, nor have I any 
income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed, Viz: 
4 shoats worth $6 
1 pine table 1 
1 pott small .50 
1 sieve .20 
1 tray .25 

1 washing tub and pail 1 

4 plates and 2 tin basins .60 
6 spoons (iron) .30 

2 planes & 3 augers 1 

1 handsaw, 1 hammer .50 

1 axe 1 

$12.35 

Witness: M. DICKENSON Britton (his mark) JONES 

That since the exhibition of my first schedule, the following changes have been made in my property. 
One horse sold for 15 dollars, paid in corn I have some knowledge of the trade of wheelwright but 
from the weakness of my eyes am unable to work at it. — I have living with me a wife about 50 years 
old and a child eleven years old. 

Witness M. DICKINSON Britton (his mark) Jones 

State of North Carolina, Pitt County} Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Novbr Term on this the 5 
day of Novbr 1824 personally appeard in open Court being a Corte of Record for the Countyof Pitt 
Britain JONES resident in Said County aged 67 years who being first duly sworn acording to Law 
doth on His oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the acts of 
Congress in the year 1818 and 1820 and 1823 That he the Said Britain JONES enlisted under Conl 
James ARMSTRONG as a water in the year 1780 at Martinsborough now Cawled Greenville Pitt 
County N.C. at I believe Eight dollars pr month for the Turm of 12 months and marched from 
Greenville to Hillsborough N.C and then was returned under Captain YARBOROUGH at 
Hillsborough in I believe the 10 Redgment of the North Carolina Line then marched to Sawlsborough 
S. C and from thare to dan river whare I was discharged by Colo BELL After that I Surved twelve 
months more under Capten SHARPE, in the 5 Redgment of No Carolina I believe, in the Continental 
Armethe Colo I do not recolect and was discharged in Ca mbd en South Carolina after the battle of the 
Eutaw Springs by Lutenant Dudly who was wounded in the afore said battle and in the Hospital at 
Cambden whare I was a waiter where I was discharged, my discharge I have Lost, and I do solimnly 
sware that I was resident Citizen of the United Stats on the 1 8 March 1 8 1 8 and that I have not Sence 



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that time by gift sail or in any any manner of my property or any p arte thare of with intent there by so 
to diminish it as to bring my Self within the provishion of an act of Congress entitled an act to provide 
for certain pursons engaged in the Land and navel servis of the united States in the revolutionary War 
pased in the year 1818 and that I have not nor has any person or pursons in trust for me any property 
or Securities contracts or debts due to me, nore have I any income other than what I can Labour for 
which I am so afflicted by the rumatisum that I am not able to get a support by my labor. I am by 
occupation a farmer and have a wife aged 55 years and one or 12 years of age though with myself 
being all my family, and I further declare that I was inscribed on the pension List late of the North 
Carolina Agency and numbered 9768 and re cevd my pay the 4th Septr 1819 1 further Sware that I 
filed my Schedule in the County Corte of Pittt Novbr Turm 1820 and the Clerk of said C orte 
promised me to send it on which I s upose he failed to do of the following property 
lhundred Acres pine land valued at $80 with no impovements, 1 sow and two shots 38 1 fluk plow $1 
—1 Club Ax 750, 1 Hatchet 5/-1 hand saw 10/— 1 drawing knife 5/-three Augars 7/6, 1 lott of old 
Trumpery $1.20, 1 weding hoe 600, 2 washing Tubs 800, 1 case knives & forks $1-1 pail $1 — 1 dz 
Spons 7/6 2 plats 1/ ~1 dish 3/--1 peper box 1/-1 bason 4/--1 pail 2/6, 1 gare 21 -1 pr cards 7/6, 1 
old bbl 2/12, Juggs [?] 3/ ~1 gun $6, some pottery 5/ 1 wheal 18/6 3 bowls 300 all amounting to 
$102. 35 of which property thare has ben since that Time the following alteration my land I sold to 
help suport on to Robert Dickson for $80 pable 30 dollars in cash the ballance in provisions which I 
will more fully heare After make appeare no other Alteration in my property the amt now on hand is 
Valued at the same say $22.35 I further declare that I have a wife aged 55 year, a daugher 12 year 
and my Self 67 all beeing unable by affliction to gett a suport and that I am in such indigent 
circumstances as to be unable unable t o suporte my self without the assistance of my Co ntrey 
Swome to in open C orte this the 5 day of Novbr 1824 and subscribed. 
Attest George EVANS Clk Britan (his mark) JONES 

State in North Carolina, County of Pitt} SS 

Be it known that before me a Justice of the Peace in & for said County & State personally appeared 
Sally BOYD wife of Samuel BOYD and made oath in due form of law that she is the only child & 
heir at law of Britain JONES deceased & Rhoda JONES his wife deceased the said Britain JONES 
deed the identical person who was a pensioner & is now dead & to whom a certificate of pension was 
issued which is herewith Surrendered that the deceased pensioner resided in the County of Pitt - and 
State of North Carolina for the space of more than fifty years before his death. She makes this 
declaration for the purpose of obtaining the arrearage of pension & the pension to which her mother 
Rhoda JONES deed was entitled under the various acts of Congress in such cases made & provided, 
her mother the said Rhoda JONES deed never having been pensioned after the death of her husband 
the said Britain JONES deed. 

John WARREN Witness Sally BOYD 

S. F. GULIKIN Witness 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of April 1855 
W. J LAUGHINGHOUSE J.P. 

Robert DICKSON maketh oath in open Court that he Lives with in one and a half miles of the Said 
Britton JONES and is well aquantd with him and family that Briton JONES Solde him one hundred 
Acres of Land for the sum of Eighty dollars Thirty dollars in money and the ballance in provishion for 
which I think he was competed to sell to S uporte upon, that he is afflicted and is in a sufferjn situation 
and family the Said Robert DICKSON doeth further State on oath that the within Coppy of the deede 
from Britton JONES to me is a True Coppy from the oridganel. 
Attest. George EVANS Clk Robert DLXON 



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State of North Carolina Pitt County} Evidence of Harvey GALLOWAY relative to the death of 

Britton JONES Dec. I am about forty four years of age I have been acquainted with Britton JONES 

ever since I could remember he lived in this County of Pit N.C. with his wife called Roda unto his 

death. They were regard as man and wife by every body who knows them so far as I know and I have 

never heard it doubted. Britton JONES died 17th April A.D. 1847 

Witness Harvey GALLOWAY 

Wm J LAUGHTNGHOUSE J.P. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Polly Ann ALBITSONS Evidence relative to the death of 
Rhoda JONES wife of the late Britton JONES Deceased a Revolutioner I lived at the poor house in 
the aforesaid County at the time of her death and during her stay there She died about five years ago 
the 1 1th day of last Nov. She was the mother of Sally BOYD wife of Samuel BOYD of the aforesaid 
County. 

Sworn to and subscribed to Polly Ann (her mark) ALBITSON 

before me this 25th April 1 855 
Wm. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE J.P. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Evidence of Susanna L. STEPHENS relative to the manage of Britton 
JONES and his wife Rhoda JONES. I am about seventy seven years of age and I recollect of being at the 
wedding Britton JONES and his wife Rhoda and seeing them married something about forty five years ago 
and that they afterwards had one child by the name of Sally who I understand married one Samuel BOYD 
in the said County of Pitt. I have never herd of any other man by the name of Britton JONES and this same 
man was a pensioner of the revolutionary war of the County of Pitt aforesaid The said Britton JONES and 
wife Roda were married in the said County of Pitt & lived within the said County up to their death. 
Mary WATSON Susannah (her mark) STEPHENS 

Sworn to before me this 28th March 1855 
Wm. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE J.P. 



W. H. Eason, of Greene County, NC 

History of Tennessee; Biographical Sketches of Carroll County; The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1886 

W. H. EASON, proprietor of the Eason House at Huntingdon, Tenn., is a son of Stephen and Rittie 
MOORE (TRICE) EASON. The father was born in Green County, N.C, in December, 1800, and in 1832 
came to Carroll County, Tenn., and purchased 160 acres of land. He died in 1870, and was the father of 
nine children, five of whom are living. At the time of his death his possessions amounted to 600 acres of 
good and well improved land. His wife was born in North Carolina in 1807 and died in 1879. Our subject, 
W. H. EASON, was educated in the common schools and at Bethel College and McLemoresville, Tenn. In 
June, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Twenty-second Regiment Tennessee Infantry, and was elected 
sergeant and first corporal of his company. He was at Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond, Ky., Perryville and 
Murfreesboro. He was wounded in the head by a ball at Belmont, and in the left arm at Murfreesboro, the 
wound being so severe that amputation of his arm between the elbow and shoulder was found necessary 
He was in the hospital at Chattanooga from January until May, 1863. He then rejoined the army, and until 
July was forage master. After his return home he erected a still-house and made apple and peach brandy 
during the summer of 1864. In 1866, he began teaching and taught ten months. The following fifteen 
months he attended school at McLemoresville, and was assistant teacher in the college the following seven 
months. In 1868 he began working with a firm of marble dealers at Evansville, Ind., but in 1 870 was 
elected clerk of the Carroll County Court by a majority of 197 votes, being re-elected in 1874. In 1871, he 
bought the livery and feed stable of J. E. Southerland & J. R. Johnson, and continued in the business until 
1885, with the exception of from 1874 to 1878 when he had it rented. In 1885 the barn burned. Since 1881 
he has kept hotel. He owns 1,068 acres of land and five houses and lots in Huntingdon, and an interest in 
two others. Since 1883 he has been engaged in the retail liquor business. In December, 1877, he married 
Beverly A., daughter of Beverly S. and Lizzie ALLEN. Mrs. EASON was born November 28, 1857, in 
Carroll County. They have two children: Stephen Allen and William Howard. Mrs. EASON died January 1, 
1885. Mr. EASON is a Democrat, and belongs to the I. O. O. F. and K. of H. fraternities. 



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Will of John Mills, Beaufort Co., 1739 

This was taken from a transcribed copy of the Will found in Old Wills Book, 1720-1 842, Clerks Office, 
Beaufort County Court House, Washington, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



"In the Name of God Amen the second day of January 1739 

I, John MILLS Senr of the County of Beaufort & province of North Carolina, planter being very sick & 
weak in body, but of a perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God, therefore calling unto mind the 
mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do make & ordain this my 
last will and testament that is to say principally & first of all I give and re come nd my soul into the hands of 
almighty god that gave it, & my body I recomend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the 
descretion of my Excrs nothing doubting but that at the Generall Resurrection I shall receive ye same by 
the mighty power of god & as touching worldly estate as it hath pleased God to give me in this life with, I 
give & dispose of the same in the following manner & form, 

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Grd. child Mose TYSON the plantation I now live on & land and 
privileges thereunto belonging to him his heirs & assigns forever. 

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Grd son child Moses TYSON my negro fellow himan, the hand 
mill stone & one set of iron wedges, one feather bed with a broad striped ticken & the furniture as it stand, 
two two gallon basons & 1 pattell bason, two pewter dishes & three pewter plates, one brass candle stick, 
one eight gallon iron pot, one case with 12 bottles thereunto belonging, bacholders chest & gun & all the 
hoes & axes belonging to me, one brass ladle & one frying pan & one iron skillet, one pair pot hooks & 

one pair of iron tramells & 6 chears & one pr. of iron tongs, one three gall, stone Jug & one half of all 

the cattle I have except one black steer & one bull, one hallow uzed. 

Item I give and bequeath to my friend William SMITH my old Bacholders bed without any furniture. 
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Nephew John MILLS one new casey coat. 
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved Nephew Naseby MILLS one old druget coat & an old black 
shaloon wase coat. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my housekeeper Bridget KILLY my spjning wheels & cards and all the wool 
& cotton I have and two barrels of corn. 

Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved Grd. child Courtney TYSON one iron bound chest, two 2 gall 
basons & all other moveables that I have both within doors & without (except my carpenters tools. 
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved friend Edw TYSON one carpenters adz one pr. of sheep shears, 

one frow & hacke likewise constitute make & ordain my beloved son in law Corn TYSON my 

whole & sole Executor for this my last will & testament & I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannul 
all & every other former testaments wills legacies & bequests & Excrs. by me in any ways before named 
willed & bequeathed, ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament. 
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day and year above written. 
Signed, seald, delivered & declared by the sd. 

J ohn MILLS as his last Will & testament in John (his mark) MILLS 

the presence of us. 
James CHALCRAFT 
Joseph (his mark) HARDEE 
John (his mark) HARDEE 

True Copy Rogr. JONES 



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Becton-Harden Deed, 1762 

This deed, transcribed from microfilm, is found in Pitt County Deed Book B, p. 447; Register of Deeds 
Office, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

This Indenture made the first Day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and 
Sixty two Mark HARDEN of Pitt County in the Province of North Carolina plantor and Elizabeth his Wife 
late Elizabeth BECTON wife of Rich. BECTON late of Beaufort County Deseased of the one part and 
Frederick BECTON of Craven County in the said Province nephew of the said Richard BECTON of the 
Other part— Whereas the aforesaid Richard BECTON in his lifetime, that is to Say the thirteenth Day of 
February in the year of our lord seven hundred & fifty nine made & put his last will and Testament and 
soon after Died and therein After giving to the aforesaid Eliz. HARDEN then wife of the said Richard 
BECTON Sundry Articles part of his personal estate he then gave one Third part of and personal Estate to 
her the Said Elizabeth HARDEN the then wife of aforesaid Richard BECTON to her own proper use prever 
& also the said Richard BECTON Died seized and possessed into of fee of & in one tract or parcel of Land 
Situate lying & in Pitt County aforesaid formerly Called Craven County on |TN FOLD]side of little 
Cotentney Creek being the Plantation whereon Richard BECTON in his lifetime Dwelled Containing four 
hundred &_Sixteen Acres or thereabouts and was Conveyed to the said Richard BECTON by his Brother 
John BECTON now also Deseased also Patentee of the Same Land and the said Richard BECTON seized 
of and in one moiety or half part of one other Tract of land lying in the County of Pitt aforesaid formerly 
Craven County Joining the aforesaid four hundred &_Sixteen Acres of land including the plantation 
whereon Arthur MOOR now Dwelled Containing Six hundred and forty acres of Land by the said Richard 
BECTON in his life Time by Deed from the Honourable the Earl Granville the other moiety or half of the 
tract of Land being Sold & Conveyed by the said Richard BECTON in his life Time to one Benjamin 
BARROW Now this Indenture Witnesseth That the Mark HARDEN & Elisabeth his wife for& in 
Consideration of the Sum of [IN FOLD] ty Pounds Proclamation Money to them in hand paid by said 
Frederick BECTON the receipt whereof they do hereby Acknowledge and also for and in Consideration of 
a Demise from aforesaid Frederick BECTON Bearing Date the Thirty first {IN FOLD] ust last part to the 
said Mark HARDIN & Elizabeth his wife the plantation & half of the Tract of Land where on they now live 
{IN FOLD] ap purtin ances for & During the natural life of The said Elizabeth, Have Granted Bargained and 
sold Aliened & Confirmed these presents the said Mark HARDEN & Elizabeth his wife grant bargain & 
Sell unto the said Frederick BECTON his heirs [IN FOLD] for ever one Third part of the aforesaid four 
hundred & sixteen Acres of Land & also one Third part of the one moiety [IN FOLD] part of the said Six 
hundred and forty Acres of which the [IN FOLD] Richard BECTON Died Seized & possessed as aforesaid 
and [IN FOLD] Commodities, Advantages Hereditaments & appurtinances forever to the said third part of 
the said Lands or either of after Belonging or in any wise appertaining and also the [IN FOLD] visions 

Remainder and remainders Rents and ? of the said Premises and every part thereof and all the Right, 

Title, Interest Claims & Demands whatsoever of the [IN FOLD] HARDEN and Elizabeth bis wife osin ? & ' 
to the said two Several parcels of Lands & premises & every part thereof under the before [IN FOLD] Will 
& Testament of the Aforesaid Richard BECTON To have the Lands & premises abovementioned 
Excepting & always reserving for the Terms Mentioned in the Demise herein before mentioned from 
Frederick BECTON to the said Mark HARDIN *& Elizabeth his wife Plantation & half of the Tract of 
Land whereon they now reside DupN FOLD] part parcel there of to the said Frederick BECTON his heirs 
To the onlky proper use benefit & behoof of the said Frederick BECTON his heirs and Assigns forever 
And the Said Mark HARDEN and his wife for themselves & their heirs & for the heirs of the said EI[IN 
FOLD] the said one Third part of the two Tracts or parcels of Land & Every part of the said Third part 
against them & their heirs all and every person and persons whatsoever Claiming and Device in the Will & 
Testament of the aforesaid RICHARD BECTON said Frederick BECTON hie heirs & assigns Shall & will 
warrant forever Defend by these presents In Witness whereof the said pN FOLD] HARDEN & Elizabeth 
his wife have hereunto Set their hands the Day and year first herein written 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in the presence of} Mark HARDEN 

Frederick (his mark) ISLER Elizabeth HARDEN 

Wilmoth (her mark) JOHNSTON 

James HANDCOCK August Court 1 763 ordered to be registered 



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Pitt County Sheriff's Sale, 1809 

This advertisement was found in the Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Thurs., Oct. 20, 1808. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

SHERIFF'S SALE 

Will be sold at the Court-House in Greenville, Pitt County, on the 17th December next, so much of the 
following ands as will pay the taxes and expenses: 

300 acres of land on Swift Creek, WILLIAM PUGH'S district, to pay the taxes for 1803, 1804, 1805, 
1806, 1807 

12-1/2 acres, property of ABSALOM DIXON, CAPT. NELSON'S DIST 

718 acres, SAM'L ELKS, SR. 

125 acres, WILLIAM ARNOLD 

30 acres, NESBY MILLS 

12-1/2 acres, SARAH NELSON 

60 acres, WILLIAM CAMPBELL 

72 acres, SAM'L. TAYLOR 

100 acres, ELIZABETH ARNOLD 

100 acres, ESTATE OF JAMES BECK 

15 acres, HENRY ALBRITTATN 

In CAPT. SHERWOOD MNES District; taxes due for 1807 only: 

62 acres, JACOB WALLER 
35 acres, WM. NORRIS 
50 acres, JOHN FULFORD 
300 acres, ISAAC WINGATE 
10 acres, JAMES WHITE 
100 acres, HARDEE HANCOCK 
50 acres, ENOCH ALBRITTATN 
30 acres, JOHN C. CRAFT 
55 acres, JETHRO WARREN 
145 acres, JAMES TRIPP 
100 acres, JOHN BRAXTON 
125 acres, JOSEPH JACKSON, JR. 
300 acres, WILLIAM FUTE 
398 acres, WILLIAM MOYE 
- CANNON SMITH, Sheriff 



Death of Joseph PATRICK (1794-1846) 

Southwestern Christian Advocate, Nashville, Tenn., August 7, 1846 
Died Shelby Co., Tenn., July 5, 1846; Joseph PATRICK, bora Pitt Co., N.C., Dec. 15, 1794. 



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Well Of Batson Whitehurst, of Tenn., 1823 

This Will is found in Hawkins Co., Tenn. Wills; Will Book 1, Page 485, Dated March 26, 1823. 

Contributed by David Norris. 

In the Name of God, Amen. I, Batson WHITEHURST, of the County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee, 
being in perfect health of body and of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for his mercies, and 
calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that all men sooner or later must die, do make and 
ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say. Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my 
soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in a 
decent Christina order at the discretion of my Executors here named which are Hillery WHITEHURST of 
North Carolina and John BUR K HART of Hawkins, Tennessee. 

And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, 
devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. 

First I give and bequeath my negro boy George and negro woman Siller to my brother Hillery 
WHITEHURST and Henry WHITEHURST, heirs to SARAH CAMPER and Nancy COX, to be equally 
divided. 

Secondly. I give to my four grandchildren, namely Patsy, Batson, John and Thomas WHITEHURST the 
following two negroes, Charles and Nancy, to be equally divided, as they come to the age of maturity. My 
Executors to hire out the same for their benefit, and the balance of my personal property divided equally 
with these four children, leaving sufficient to defray all debts and expenses, and: 
Thirdly. For divers good reasons good will and full compensation which I bear for my friend John 
BURKHART, I do will, give and devise to him my negro girl Hannah which is now in his possession, to 
keep her as long as he sees cause, to dispose of as he may proper, and as his property forever. And I do 
hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other (testament), will, legacies bequeathed by 
me in any way before named, willed or bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last 
Will and Testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal. This 26 th day of March in the year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three. 

Batson WHITEHURST {Seal} 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Batson Whitehurst as his last Will and Testament in the 
presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names: 
Attest Carter MASON 
Edward WILLIAMS 



Will of Tryphena Williams, Dyer Co., Tenn., 1842 

Found in LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT ABSTRACTS, MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 
1821-1854; by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, 1995. 

Madison County, Tennessee, Will Book Five 

,Page 385. TRYPHENA WILLIAMS, Dyer Co., Tenn.: Sister Rhoda PAGE $500. Sister Jane ELLIS $500, 
she supposedly living in Pitt Co., N.C. Executor: Edward WILLIAMS. July 2, 1842. Wits: Ashby CRISP, 
Stephen E. WILLIAMS, J. W. EDWARDS, Wm. H. MITCHELL. 
Will probated November 3, 1 85 1 . 



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excellent disposition. It was a great grief to her mother to lose her, she was so interesting and just in 
the prime of life. Her two youngest are living with her. She has two sons who are strolling about 
without any home, they do not like to live with their father-in-law. I have always been sorry for them. 
It is useless for me to tell you any about Benjamin's family as George will tell you all about them. 
Patsy still lives at the Cross-Roads, and has five boarders; I don't expect you would hardly know the 
Cross-Roads, there have been so many improvements made there since you left. We have an excellent 
school on the hill at the Chapel, and is continually increasing. We have an excellent minister; he 
preaches for us twice a month; he is the proprietor of the school and has two assistants. Patsy 
PARKER also lives at the Cross-Roads and keeps a boarding house. Annie lives between the Cross- 
Roads and the Chapel and has two boarders. There has been an addition to the Chapel on the end next 
to the Cross-Roads; there is a porch and a gallery in one end and a resting room in the other. Almost 
all of the old people who lived here when you were here are gone; and a new generation has come. 
You would be surprised if you were to come and find that you did not know scarcely anf of the 
people around here. 

Apsley and Penny are still living at the old place where their parents lived; they are surrounded 
with all of the necessities and comforts of life and yet they do not seem to be happy. Cousin Sally 
SLADE has lately moved down here in the house Joseph HARDING built and Cousin Sally 
HARDING is still living; her son has lately married and has taken his wife to live with her, they both 
send their love to you. Give my respect to old Mrs. Allen and ask her to write to me. Israel often 
speaks of her kindness to him when he boarded with her. I can truly sympathize with her in the loss of 
her family. 

Mr. John CAILA is still living. He has lately had a legacy fallen to him of $5,000.00. His sister 
married a man with property and he died, and left one child and since his sister's death the child died 
and he is one of the heirs. 

Why have you never written to me? And Joe Brian? He used to love me; has he ceased to do 
so? I often think of him when he was a baby and went to school here. You must let your children 
write for you, if you cannot see how to do it yourself. I have never received a letter from you since 
you left. Give my love to all your children and tell them if they knew how often I think of them they 
would sure to write. I have sent a little keepsake to you and to each of your daughters to show them 
that they have an aunt who always wishes them well, and I earnestly wish that I had something that 
was worth sending to you. You must be sure to come next Fall with Mr. ECKLIN and see all your old 
friends once more. 

All send their best love to you particularly Mr. HARDING. I have nothing more to say this 
time; so good-bye and if we meet no more in this world may we meet in Yon Heaven "that blissful 
abode" where all our friends have gone before us. 

Nothing more from your ever-true and dear sister, 

Elizabeth S. HARDING" 



Dr. Wyatt Slaughter (1826-1888) 

Nashville Christian Advocate, Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 4, 1888 
Found in Abstracted Death Notices by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, 2004 

Dr. Wyatt SLAUGHTER born Pitt Co., N.C., Feb. 23, 1826; died Ft. Smith, Ark., June 9, 1888. He moved 
with parents to Tipton Co., Tenn.; joined the Methodist Church in 1844; married on July 7, 1847 at Chapel 
Hill, Tenn. to Mary A. FLEMING; he graduated from the Botanico Medical College, in Memphis, Tenn. in 
1856; spent most of his years of medical practice in Tipton Co., Tenn.; and afterwards eventually settled in 
Ft. Smith, Ark. for his health. 



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Patrick Family Letter, 1854 

This original letter was in the possession of Charles B. Dobb of Memphis, Term.. A copy of this letter 
was found in the Brown Library in Washington, NC and submitted to the Quarterly by Sheryl Cayton. 
This following background information is by Ann Welting Ford and Sheryl Cayton. 

In the year 1835 thirty or more wagons left the Chocowinity neighborhood of Beaufort County to 
settle in the lands of eastern Shelby Co., Tenn. near Memphis. Robert and Joshua Ecklin (Acklin) 
who headed the caravan had previously gone out to Shelby County to look over the land and returned 
to Beaufort County to head the move. Many family members, friends, and neighbors wanted to go to 
Tennessee. The wagons were uncomfortable and crowded. Many children had to walk the distance 
because the wagons were filled with supplies and household needs. Some of the other names of the 
people who went on this brave venture were: Robert Ecklin (then a bachelor); Joshua Ecklin, Jr. and 
wife Nancy (Roach); their sister Elizabeth (Ecklin) Allen and husband Thomas Allen and their 
children; another sister, Sabrina (Ecklin) Patrick and husband William Patrick and their children; 
William Patrick's brother, Joseph Worsley Patrick and wife Sarah (Harding Hill); Mrs. Lucinda 
Edwards (widow of Real Edwards) and her children, Lucinda (who later married Robert Ecklin), Asa 
O. Edwards and Sam T. Edwards; the Reese and Whitley families. On March 25, 1840, Lucinda 
Edwards, Asa O. Edwards and Sam T. Edwards of Henderson Co., Tenn., named W. O. Edwards of 
Beaufort Co., NC (brother of Real Edwards) their power of attorney to sell their property near 
Chocowinity [Beaufort Co. Deed Book 22, p. 461] 

In the year 1837 another caravan from North Carolina went to Shelby Co., Tenn. taking other 
families and more friends such as: Penelope Ecklin (Robert and Joshua's sister; John Richard 
Galloway, Madison Roach, and the Crenshaw and Field families from Virginia. 

The following letter was written to William Patrick by his sister Elizabeth Patrick Harding in 

1854. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

To William PATRICK April 29, 1 854 

"My dear Brother: 

As I have a favorable opportunity of sending you a letter I have concluded to write to you as a 
proof of my undying affection toward you. You must not judge me by that old proverb, "out of sight, 
out of mind," for I assure you that you have not been out of my mind long at a time since you left 
here. I often think of the time when we were all together with our dear Mother at the home of our 
childhood, but those days are past, never to return, and indeed it will not do to grieve after them: and, 
I often looked up to you as a father for often have I felt the need of one; and I have always regretted 
your going away. We could have enjoyed ourselves so much better if we had stayed together but 
perhaps it is all for the best. I have ten children living at present; but only four at home. Annie and 
Martha are both married. Jarvis is living in Washington and has been deputy sheriff for two years. 
Frederick is living at Blount's Creek with Martha and has taken a contract to cut wood for the steam 
mill. Israel is going to school to Mr. Hughes. Betty has married and gone to the North. She has been 
gone three years, but speaks of coming this Fall. Henry, Annie, Julia and Nathaniel are at home with 
me. The youngest being seven years old and Julia twelve years old. Mr. HARDING'S health is pretty 
good at present; he was confined two months last Fall with rheumatism but he can walk about with 
one crutch; it is a great misfortune for one to be so sorely afflicted. Thomas' widow has moved to 
Hyde County and married there. Her children were scattered in different places. Cornelius was bound 
to a carpenter's trade before his father's death and he is now free and working at his trade. He is quite 
a steady young man. The next youngest son lives in Greenville learning to make carriages. Mary Ann 
her eldest daughter was keeping school and died about a year ago; she was a beautiful girl, had an 



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Will of Benjamin S. Edwards, Greene Co., NC, 1856 

Found in the E. J. Warren Legal Papers, Brown Library, Washington, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"I Benjamin S. EDWARDS of the State of North Carolina and county of Greene, being of sound mind 
and memory and knowing the uncertainty of life and certainty of death, do make publish and declare 
this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form as follows, that is to say~ 

1. I desire that my executors shall collect all debts due me and pay all my just debts out of of means 
hereinafter specified for that purpose. 

2. I give and bequeath unto my son James T. EDWARDS one note which I hold against Marcellus J. 
EDWARDS for sixteen hundred dollars. I also give and bequeath unto my son James T. EDWARDS 
one note which I hold against Rodrick P. EDWARDS for Sixteen hundred dollars. These notes are to 
be delivered to my son James by his Guardian as soon as he arrives at the age of twenty one. I further 
give and bequeath unto my son James T. EDWARDS the following negroes and their increase from 
this time, to be his right and property forever, viz Luke, Richard, Abigail, Snode, Nicy & James, 
which negroes I desire to be hired out until my son arrives at the age of twenty one years and then 
delivered to him by his guardian~the profits in the meantime to go as hereinafter directed. 

3. I give and devise unto my daughter Josephine EDWARDS anf her heirs one half of my tract of 
land adjoining the lands of Robert BEST Patrick LYNCH and others known as the Fort Run land, 
which land is to be rented out with prudent management by her guardian until she is twenty one years 
of age and then delivered to her f MISSING! and little Rany, which negroes I desire to be hired 
out until my daughter arrives at the age of twenty one years and then delivered to her- the profits in 
the meantime to go as hereinafter directed. 

4. I give and devise unto my daughter Virginia Clay EDWARDS and her heirs one half of the Fort Run 
land above named which land is rented out with prudent management by her guardian until she is 
twenty one years of age and then deliver to her- the rents and profits to go as hereinafter directed. I also 
give and bequeath unto my daughter Virginia and her heirs the following negroes with their increase 
from this time viz: Abel, Argent, Grace, Justina, Hannah, Guilford, Big Charles, Dick, Little Charles, 
Charity and Clara, which negroes I desire to be hired out until my daughter arrives at the age of twenty 
one years and then delivered to her by her guardian-the profits to go as hereinafter directed. 

5. I give and devise unto my son Benjamin F. EDWARDS and his heirs the tract of land on which I 
now live with all the tenements thereunto belonging, including my mill, adjoining the lands of Isaac 
EDWARDS William C. BLOUNT and others containing 900 acres more or less which land I desire 
to be rented out with prudent management until my son arrives at the age of twenty one years and 
then delivered to him by his guardian-the rents and profits to go as hereinafter directed. I give and 
bequeath to my son Benjamin and his heirs the following negroes with their increase from this time 
viz: Old George, Charlotte, Little George, Phoena, Lamb, Miles, Lewis, Adam, Raney, Haywood, Big 
Tilman & old Jack-which negroes I desire to be hired out until my son arrives at the age of twenty 
one years and then delivered to him by his guardian-the profits to go as hereinafter directed. 

6. I desire my executors shall hire out for one year and then sell on a credit of twelve months the 
following negroes with their increase from this time viz: Sam, Old Rany, Simon, Hager, Hester, 
Margaret and Atheanna which proceeds together with the proceeds of the sale of all my perishable 
and personal estate not otherwise disposed of including my household and kitchen furniture which 
estate I desire my executors to sell as soon as practicable, with all the monies that my executors may 
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7. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Levinia E. HORNE and her heirs a young negro boy named 
John. I also give and devise to my daughter Levinia and her heirs my lot of land in the town of Snow 
Hill on the corner opposite the Court House adjoining the lands of A. H. SUGG and others with all 
the tenements and privileges thereunto belonging. 

8. I give and bequeath unto my sons Marcellus J. EDWARDS and Rodrick P. EDWARDS and their 
heirs all my interest in the Fort Run Mill. 

9. I desire desire my executors shall on credit of six months all my property and interest in Columbus 
County and apply the proceeds to my debts if necessary. I desire that my executors shall rent out and 
hire out all the legacies above given to my sons and daughters, James, Josephine, Virginia and 
Benjamin, for two years from my death and pay over enough annually to their guardian to continue 
their education and the remainder of these proceeds to go in payment of my debts if necessary, if not 
to be equally divided between my three daughters, namely Levinia E. HORNE, Sarah E. BLOUNT & 
Mary E. BLOUNT. At the expiration of two years from my death I desire my executors to give 
possession of all the legacies above given to my sons and daughters, James, Josephine, Virginia and 
Benjamin, to their guardian who shall hire and rent out the same to the best advantage until my son 
James is twenty one years of age at which time he shall receive from his guardian eight hundred 
dollars and one fourth of the remainder of the last mentioned proceeds. I desire that the estates of my 
daughters & son, Josephine Virginia James Benjamin in shall remain in common stock in the hands 
of their guardian until my daughter Josephine arrives at the age of twenty one years when she shall 
receive her legacies above given and one third of the proceeds of the common stock. I desire also that 
then the estates of my daughter & son, Virginia and Benjamin shall remain in common stock in the 
hands of their guardian until my daughter Virginia is twenty one years of age and that then she shall 
receive her legacies as above given and one half of the proceeds of the common stock. I further desire 
that as soon as my son Benjamin shall arrive at twenty one years of age, he shall receive from his 
guardian his legacies as above given and the balance of the proceeds of the same f MISSING] 

10. f MISS1NG1 should die without heirs of his body living, the legacies above given to him 
shall be equally divided between his surviving brothers. I also desire that if either of my daughters 
Josephine or Virginia should die without heirs of her body living, the legacies above given to her shall 
bge equally divided between her surviving sisters. 

11. Whereas my sons James T. EDWARDS, Benja. F. EDWARDS and my daughters Josephine & 
Virginia E. EDWARDS are minors, now therefore my will and desire is that Richard H. BLOUNT is 
hereby constituted and appointed guardian of these my four children to have and hold custody of their 
persons and estates until they shall severally arrive at the age of twenty one years. 

12. Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my son Marcellus J. EDWARDS and my son-in-law 
William C. BLOUNT my lawful executors to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and 
testament according to the true intent thereof—hereby revoking all wills & testaments by me 
heretofore made.Signed sealed and declared in the presence of} This 15th day of April A.D. 1856. 
James WILLIAMS 

Edward CARMEN Benj. S. EDWARDS 

State of North Carolina Greene County} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Feb. Term 1857, 
The within paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Benja. S. EDWARDS Deed, 
was this day exhibited in open Court and its due execution by the said testator was proved by the 
subscribing witnesses thereto on oath and the said will and testament was orderd by the Court to be 
recorded and registered, and the executors William C. BLOUNT & Marcellus J. EDWARDS therein 
named were qualified according to Law. February 9th 1 857 

Jas. WILLIAMS Clk for Henry BEST DC 

Recorded in Book of Wills B. in the Clerks office of Greene County page 302 to 308. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1 863 

The following are selected items taken from the minutes of Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for May 1863, found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

uu <n> <TD OT> Ou OD CTu CTO uD 

Ordered by the Court 1/3 of the Justices being present that the same amount of taxation be placed on 
the same subjects of taxation aand in like proportion on each subject as is provided for the raising a 
Revenue for State purposes by Act of last General Assembly of the State, entitled revenue, ratified the 
1 1th day of February 1863 and of the Net proceeds of said Taxes including also the dog tax. the 
committee of finance will make distribution amongst the several County offices and make thir report 
in writing to the August term of this Court taxables as are prohibited by said Act of Assembly 
[p. 150] 

Wednesday May 6th 1863. 

Henry S. CLARK Jas. L. PAUL C CANNON & Moses JOYNER Esqrs Present 

W. K. DELANY Admr. of W. B. EBORN deed, returns his account of Wring of said estate. 

Appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Sherrod TYSON is of good character. That said 
TYSON be licensed to retail spiritous liquors in the Town of Greenville for one year from this court 
further ordered that he be liable to an additional tax of $10 he having failed to procure a certificate 
from Com. of said town $ 1 to be paid to the Mayor of the Town. 

Ordered by the Court that H. A. JE NKINS ? & C. PERKINS Ex. of James S. CLARK deed, have 
further time to return their inventory & acct. sales of said estate. 

Caleb SPIVEY came into Court and duly qualified as a magistrate of the County by taking the oath 
agreed by law. [p. 152] 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the record of Feby Term 1861 did not set forth in full 
the action of the Court in the laying of taxes. It is ordered by the Court that the record be amended 
nunc. pro. tern by inserting the following (to wit) 
Tuesday 

It is ordered by the Court a majority of the Justices being present that the following taxes be levied for 

the ensuing twelve months 

County Tax Poll 50 cts land 15 cts 

Poor Poll 25 cts land 06 cts 

School Poll 20 cts land 06 cts 

Lunatic Asylum Poll 04 cts land 00 3/4 

Court House Poll 1 . 24 land 24 1/4 

Making in all a tax of 2.23 on the poll & 52 cts on the valuation of land 

W. L. TYRE [TYER] executor to Redding GAY deed, returns his inventory & account sales of said 
estate. 



James J. PERKINS Admr. of Mrs. Elizabeth PERKINS dee'd returns his inventory & account sales of 
said estate, [p. 152] 

W. L. TYRE [TYER] Gdn. to J. P. JOYNER returns his account current with his said ward on oath. 

Administration on the estate of Anna? Amos? Amon ? [FAINT] JOYNER is granted to William J. 
MOYE he giving bond of $5,000 with E. J. BLOUNT and _[FAINT] as sureties. 



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Ordered by the Court that Joseph J. DANCY & W. M. B. BROWN be appointed a committee to 
advertise for and make out a list of all claims for money Boards Lodging and provisions furnished the 
Soldiers from this County during the months of April May June & July 1 86 1 and report to the next 
Term of this Court, [p. 153] 

Wm. J. MO YE Ex of Alfred MO YE deed, returns inventory & account sales of said estate. 

The Will of Joseph H. LAUGHTNGHOUSE dee'd was offered for probate and it was proved by 
Jackey Ann ERNUL that the Will was found among his valuable papers. The handwriting was proved 
by witnesses Fenner B. SATTERTHWAITE, Wm. J. LAUGHTNGHOUSE and James GALLOWAY. 
Letters of Adniinistration granted Tilman R. CHERRY & Wyatt LAUGHTNGHOUSE on their 
entering bond of $160,000 with Churchill PERKINS, W. M. B. BROWN and Wm. WHITEHEAD as 
sureties. Bond given and Admr. qualified. 

Thursday May Term 1863 

Henry S. CLARK L. P. BEARDSLEY C CANNON Jas. L. PAUL Moses JOYNER Esqrs 
Present 



Ordered by the Court upon having a satisfactory excuse that Richard CARSON be allowed to list his 
taxes with the Clerk. 



The Will of Aron COX dee'd was offered for probate and it was proved by Thomas COX and W. J. 
BLOW, two subscribing witnesses. Ordered to be recorded & filed, [p. 156] 

Ordered by the Court that the Petition of J. J. PERKINS Admr. of W. L. PERKINS vs. Susan E 
PERKINS & others be amended. 



List of Jurors drawn for August 

1 Burton HUDSON 

2 Gideon WARD 

3 Adams CORBETT 

4 Thomas M. EDWARDS 

5 Noah FORBES 

6 James A. TYSON 

7 Theo. J. STANCEL 

8 John M. SMITH 

9 Thos. W. HART 

10 Godfrey STANCTL 

1 1 William HADDOCK 

12 Theo. BARNHILL 

13 Major SMITH 

14 John L. ROBERSON 

15 George MOORE 

16 Noah ARNOLD 

17 Isaac HARDEE 

18 Samuel FLAKE 



Term 1863 [p. 157] 

19 Robt JEFFERSON 

20 Jesse ADAMS Jr. 

21 JohnH. BUCK 

22 James H. TAFT 

23 Jesse SMITH 

24 Amos EVANS 

25 Benj. BELCHER 

26 Jno. GALLOWAY 

27 Rhoderick MATHEWS 

28 Josiah COX 

29 Gaston J. HATHAWAY 

30 C. H. JOHNSON 

31 Charles JOYNER 

32 G. W. VENTERS 

33 Stanly MOORE 

34 John F. WTLLOUGHBY 

35 Luke B. MILLS 

36 Benj. TRIPP 



Friday May Term 1863 

Jas. L. PAUL W. J. BLOW & Ed HOEL Esqrs. Present 

Ordered that admim'stration on the estate of Mrs. Gemimah GREENE be granted to Zeno H. 
GREENE upon he entering into bond of $2,500 with W. M. B. BROWN & Richard WILLIAMS as 
sureties. Bond given and Admr. qualified. 



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I 



Saturday May 9th 1863 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY Moses JOYNER Jas. L. PAUL 

W. G. LANG Guardian to David LANG'S heir returned his account current with said ward on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that the assessor be allowed the sum of three dollars per day for assessing the 
land & negroes. 

[FAINT] Ordered by the Court that the officers of the Court be duly authorized to have their records 
& papers filed in the Court House in the offices allowed for the same. 

[FAINT] J. J. CHERRY & W. L. LAUGHINGHOUSE admrs. of C_? LAUGHINGHOUSE deed, 
treturns their notices to creditors. 



State of North Carolina Pitt County } Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions May Term 1863 

The undersigned who were at the last term of this Court appointed Commissioners by the Justices to 

make sale at public auction of the hundred County bonds of the denomination of One hundred dollars 

each, have performed their duly therein [IN FOLD] ? according to order. They offered said 

bonds first public sale at the Court House in Greenville on the 28th day of February 1863 when the 

following persons became the purchasers there of they then & there the ? highest bidders at the 

[TOO FAINT] [p. 159] 



[NAME TOO FAINT] 
R. T. WILSON 
ditto 

Wm. A. MANNING 
R. T. WILSON 
John S. SMITH 
J. J. PERKINS 
J. S. SMITH 
ditto 

J. J. PERKINS 

John S. SMITH 

R. T. WILSON 

John S. SMITH 

R. T. WILSON 

W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE 

John S. SMITH 

Ivey FLEMMING 

ditto 

J. J. PERKINS 
Ivey FLEMMING 



5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 
5 bonds for which was bid 



515. 25 
525.00 
529.75 
530.00 
530.75 
530.75 
515.50 
521.25 
521.25 
525.00 
517.50 
515.75 
517.50 
517.00 
517.00 
517.50 
517.00 
517.00 
519.25 
517.00 

? these duly the following expenses were 



In enabling the undersigned Commissioners to 

incurred (to wit) Amt. paid for bonds in Raleigh $14.00 leaving a ? balance of proceeds of sale of 

$10,419.25 of this amount Ten thousand dollars has been paid according to order of your Worshipful 
Court to W. M. B. BROWN, Archibald FORBES & John Stanly SMITH members constituting the 
Military Board for Pitt County an the remaining Sum of $417.25 to County Trustee. All of which is 
respectfully submitted by L. P. BEARDSLEY Chrm G. A. DANCY Clerk 

Noah FORBES Admr. of Robert G. FORBES vs. The Court [p. 160] 

[pgs. 164-171 TOO FAINT TO MAKE OUT ALL THE INFORMATION] 

Wm. E. MO YE allowed to list his taxables [p. 172] 



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Ordered by the Court that Joel PATRICK for himself & act for Mrs. A. R.? ROUNTREE be allowed 
to amend their list of taxables for the year 1863 before the Court, [p. 173] 

Archibald FLANAGAN is appointed constable in Cross Roads District for one year he giving bond 
with Joab HEMBY & Wm. FLANAGAN as sureties, [p. 1 73] 

On motion Jacob MCCOTTER was appointed guardian to Cicero M. A. GRIFFIN, a person of insane 
mind, upon he giving bond of $4,000 with Elias J. BLOUNT and F. R. SATTERTHWAITE as 
sureties, [p. 173] 

J. LATHAM Admr. of Daniel P. LATHAM deed, returns his inventory & account of sales of 

said estate on oath. 

August Term 1863} 

Roberson JENKINS Will offered for probate by James H. JOHNSON ? executor therein named, 
executors bond of $65,000 with H. H. JENKINS, J. H. JENKINS, Jas. L. LANGLEY, Henry 
STANCE. & Reuben ROLLINS as sureties, [p. 1 73] 

[pgs. 174-178 TOO FAINT] 

Daniel HJXL alllowed to list his taxes [p. 177] 

On motion G. A DANCY, B. G. ALBRITTON & were elected a committee to attend to the 

distribution of salt bought for Pitt County, [p. 179] 

William FLANAKIN Sheriff of the County submits renewal bond [p. 179] 

Ordered that the Committee of Finance be empowered to audit and state the accounts between the 

wardens of the Poor & T. E. , former treasurer of the board and John S. SMITH one of the 

wardens of the Poor of the present board [p. 179] 

[p. 180 TOO FAINT] 

On motion Henry SHEPPARD, Jos. John DANCY, J. B. CHERRY be appointed a committee of 
finance for the County, [p. 181] 

On motion the sum of $4,000 appropriated for the use of the Poor to be paid out of the funds of the 
County, [p. 181] 

On motion G. A DANCY, B. G. ALBRITTON & Enoch MOORE were elected a committee to attend 
to the distribution of salt bought for the County, [p. 179] 

July Court 1863} Present: L. P. BEARDSLEY, Chrmn, James L. PAUL, C. CANNON Esqrs. 
[p. 182 TOO FAINT] 

John MAY deed., Allen BYNUM appointed admr. of estate, he entering into bond of $20,000 with 
James W. MAY, John H. HINES & W. A. BARRETT as sureties. 

Ordered that W. J. BLOW admr. of J. G. H. CORY deed, be allowed to amend his inventory of said 
estate, [p. 183] 

On motion to Court that it appearing that Mrs. V. ATKINSON as the executrix of P. A. ATKINSON 
deed, has been erroneously charged with $18,000 bank stock and $4,500 Rail Road stock and also two 
thousand dollars more cash than she was liable for. It is ordered by the Court that said V. ATKINSON 
be released from the payment of the taxes charged on said estate. 



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It appearing to the Court that several persons have been erroneously charged on the tax list with their 
Stocks owned in the Bank and Rail Road, which is not liable to be taxed in the hands of the owners. It 
is ordered that all such persons be released from the payment of said tax and that all persons who have 
paid tax on the same shall have said tax refunded to them. [p. 1 83] 



Sherrod BELCHER & Geo. BELCHER executors Benj. BELCHER deed, returns their acct. current 
with said estate on oath. 



Ordered by the Court that Howel JOYNER be allowed to correct his tax list for 1 863 with the clerk, 
[p. 184 TOO FAINT] 

Edward HOEL and Jos. L. BALLARD extrs. of Josiah HODGES deed, returns inventory and acct. of 
sales of said estate, (p. 184] 



List of Jurors drawn for Septen 

1 M. G. BUCK 

2 F. G. BRYAN 

3 Jos. RINGGOLD 

4 Willis CRANDOL 

5 Joel JAMES Senr. 

6 Samuel MOORE 

7 Horrace IVES 

8 Henry GURGANOUS 

9 Joab HEMBY 

10 Frederick JOHNSON 

11 Win MUM FORD 

12 John JACKSON Senr. 

13 John GASKTNS 

14 WmH. JENKINS 

15 Robt. A. WEATHJNGTON 

16 D. O. SPAIN 

17 Jas. G. DLXON 

18 Luke MOORE 
19 E. SPEAR 

20 W. M. COX 

21 Benj. FLEMMING 



Court [p. 185] 

22 William BARNHILL 

23 Hardee J. 

24 Isaac WEATHTNGTON 

25 A [FAINT] 

26 Henry 

27 W [FAINT] 

28 JOYNER 

29 ? 

30 Adam FLEMMING 

31 Burton W ? 

32 William JOYNER 

33 Johnathan STOCKS 

34 John J. TYSON 

35 George STANCILL 

36 John SMITH of George 
37 [FAINT] 

38 Cornelius KINSAUL 

39 Willey BROWN 

40 Edward HOEL 

41 David S. FLEMMING 

42 Benj. BELCHER 



Joseph B. Moore, of Craven County 

Found in History of Tennessee, Haywood County, Goodspeed's Publishing Company, 1887 

Joseph B. MOORE, farmer of the Second District, was born in Haywood County, June 8, 1837, and is 
the son of John B. MOORE, who was born in North Carolina, near New Berne, and came to 
Tennessee in 1832, being one of the early settlers of Haywood County, where he died in 1841. Our 
subject's mother was Martha E. (JONES) MOORE, born November 12, 1812, near New Berne, N. C, 
and died May 15, 1886, at the residence of our subject. Joseph D MOORE was the fourth child of 
eight children, and is now the only member of the family living, he is of English and Irish extraction, 
and was raised on a farm. As his father died when he was quite young he had the responsibility of the 
family and took care of his mother until she died. He has met with fine success in farming. November 
28, 1880, he married Mattie L., daughter of J. W. and Sallie COPPEDGE, of Haywood County. They 
have three children: William Joseph, Joseph B., and son not named. Mr. and Mrs. MOORE are 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and in politics he always supports the Democratic 
ticket. He is now in comfortable circumstances, the result of his energy and good management, and is 
a useful citizen. 



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Murder of Calvin Cox, 1888 

The following details are from the murder case that appeared in the Eastern Reflector, Greenville, 
NC, Wed., Jan. 23, 1889. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

The case against Halsey BRANCH and Bud VENTERS for the murder of Calvin COX occupied 
but two days of the late term of Court. A venira of one hundred men had been summoned from which 
to select a jury. This was done Saturday morning and the following were chosen to sit upon the case: 
J. D. BRYAN, T. J. DANIEL, W. J. FULFORD, Micajah MANNING, W. A. B. G ARRIS, W. A. 
KNOX, Isaac WEATMNGTON, E. M. DAVIS, S. J. NINE, J. W. SUYDAM, Warren COBURN and 
Canaday MOORE. The counsel for the defense were Messers. SKINNER, NORFLEET and MOORE 
& BERNARD, while Col. WORTHINGTON was assisted in the prosecution by SUGG and 
JOHNSON. 

The murder was committed at Calico Hill, in the lower part of this county, on Saturday night, the 
13th of October, last. There had been public speaking that day and much drinking had been indulged 
in. It seems that a bad feeling had existed between BRANCH and VENTERS, the defendants, and 
COX, the murdered man. Just before night angry words passed between them and just after dark, 
while all of them were sitting in front of the store, they got into a fuss. BRANCH and VENTERS beat 
COX with a board in the end of which was a nail and with a stick. COX went across the road and lay 
down. He was taken up helpless in about half an hour, was placed in a buggy with a negro who 
carried him home. COX fell out of the buggy twice on the way and when his home was reached, a 
distance oif eleven miles from where the fighting was done, COX was dead. Warrants were issued for 
BRANCH and VENTERS, they had a hearing before Coroner REDDING and were placed in jail to 
await Court. 

As soon as the Jury mentioned above was em panne lied the hearing of evidence began, the 
substance of which is given below: 

JESSE BROWN 

I was at Calico Hill an hour or an hour and a half by sun. Calvin COX and BRANCH were in a row, I 
took hold of COX and told him to behave. BRANCH had a piece of cart shaft in his hand and held it 
behind him and said to Calvin if you say so and so again I will hit you. There was speaking there that 
day I took hold of Calvin and told him to come with me. He said he would quit if they would let him 
alone. I did not see VENTERS then. After night I heard a lick and turned around and saw BRANCH 
hit COX and VENTERS hit him also. BRANCH hit him with a piece of scantling 2 1/2 or 3 feet long. 
COX was bent over and going from them. VENTERS was hitting him with a stick, a large cart round 
or something like it, that would square 2 inches and 2 feet long or 2 1/2. (stick shown) I was ten or 
twelve steps off Mr. VENTERS jumped in the store or at the door. BRANCH went around the store 
and COX went in another direction. COX did nothing but go from them bent over. The moon shined. 
It was soon after dark about 8 o'clock. I saw COX near a shelter. Mr. TAYLOR said "has COX got 
any friends here? He is lying near the gin house and cant get up." I went to COX-then one-half or 
three quarters of an hour after he was hit. Henry MORRIS, Abner SMITH and others went with me. 
He was lying down and could not get up. I called to him and he groaned but said nothing. Mr. SMITH 
shook him. I and Henry MORRIS carried COX to my buggy. BRANCH said in the presence of 
VENTERS, after we had got him in the buggy, to me, "you will be a witness in this case and we will 
have the cost to pay, but I have been treated wrong in the evening." The crowd told me to take care of 
COX and his money. I agreed. I took him home. When I got there he was dead. I and Mr. WILSON 
carried him in the house. I then went to the Magistrate and got a warrant. I saw where he was struck 
on the back and head. Dr. REDDICK and Dr. COX examined the body at the inquest the next day- 
Sunday. At night when the striking took place I heard no word spoken. About 9 o'clock we put him in 
the buggy and got home with him just before 1 1 o'clock. 

CROSS EXAMINED One or one and half hours by sun, the first difficulty and the last one good 

dark. Large crowd there that day. BRANCH said COX had been treating him mean and if he said so 
and so again he would hit him. Store is close by the side of the road. I was on left hand side of the 
road in front of the store, the fork of the road is before the store. The moon set about 1 1 o'clock. 



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VENTERS as I saw, hit COX twice with a pole about 3 feet long and large as a chair post; looked like 
one side had been hewed off. VENTERS hit him overhanded the last time and jumped right in the 
store. I swore before the Magistrate he struck him with a piece of scantling. After putting him in the 
buggy and starting home he fell out of the buggy twice. It took two hours to go. I rode in the buggy 
with him he fell outside the wheels and face foremost, and I held to his coat until he reached the 
ground. His head did not hit the wheels. I drank two or three drinks that day. COX came out of grog 
shop. COX seemed to be mad at BRANCH, was quarrelling with him and seemed ready to fight if 
BRANCH hit him. I took hold of him. He and BRANCH both said they would behave. But then see 
COX have his knife. COX went off after he was struck stooping with his hand on his back. He fell out 
of the buggy first at Mr. ADAMS, next time at Mr. Dennis SMITH'S. About 25 steps where he lay 
from where he was hit. COX could not stand as we took him to the buggy, we hold him up and 
dragged him. I was tried for aiding in a murder, came clear. COX never spoke after I found him. He 
was helpless as a baby. He kicked first at Mr. ADAMS and fell out; did not get hurt in falling either 
time. He kicked when he fell out second time, he kicked and groaned once or twice after he fell out. 
This was about 3 miles from his home. On his back 4 or 5 licks looked purple, one was 2 or 2 1/2 
inches wide. On his head, a bruise on the back of it, none in front. 

G. R. BUCK 

I was there that night. I saw no lick. Saw BRANCH strike at COX one lick, COX was sitting by 
me at the end of the store, talking of swapping horses. BRANCH came up, COX got up, ran out in 
road and someone said COX is going to shoot, I went in store, the door was shut and I heard 7 or 8 
licks. Did not see any one there. Never saw COX any more. Some one said, Mr. PAGE, said to 
VENTUS "you ought not to have beat that boy with a stick like you did." BRANCH was then at the 
door and said "Bud did not hit him, I done the knocking." No word was said when BRANCH struck at 
COX. He struck at him with a piece of plank like the one shown. I saw bruises on his legs at the 
inquest, did not see his body. 

CROSS EXAMINED Not good dark when COX was struck at. I go home about 7:30 o'clock, 

over an hour from the time COX was struck at before I went home. COX'S legs skinned from knees 
down in places. About five minutes from the time I heard the licks until BRANCH said he had done 
the knocking. 

ED MILLS (col) 

I was there, it was early in the night, COX was sitting by the side of store and said "it is a lie." 
BRANCH struck at him and hit the store and struck again and hit him. BUD VENTUS then struck 
COX with a plank or pole or a stick. I saw COX sitting in a buggy shortly after that, in the foot of the 
buggy. COX did nothing that I saw. He was struck immediately after saying it is a lie. I saw know 
knife. VENTUS^BRANCH and COX were all sitting down when COX said it was a he. They got up. 
I could not see whether COX got up or not. 

ELIJAH MASON 

I saw the boys sitting on the bench. COX called one of them a liar. BRANCH struck at him and 
missed him and then struck at him. VENTERS hit him with a piece that looked like a cart round. It 
was about deep dusk. I saw COX after that lying in foot of BROWN'S buggy, half hour after. After 
COX was struck he went toward the shed. Halsey set on the right of COX. 

CROSS EXAMINED Neither BRANCH nor VENTERS had anything in their hands until the lie 

was given. BRANCH picked up the plank when he rose. COX did not get up till he was hit. 
VENTERS got his stick off the ground. COX had his hat on. I looked around after I turned off. COX 
ran off across the road bent over. I saw the plank next morning. I think it is the one used by 
BRANCH. He struck COX on the top of the head. 

MILES NELSON 

On 13th of October at night COX was drunk and sitting down by side of store between VENTERS 
and BRANCH. The he was given. BRANCH said repeat that again, after a little time COX repeated 
the lie, BRANCH jumped up, caught up a piece of plank from the ground, hit a COX and struck side 
of house, struck again and hit COX, as I saw it, on the back of the head. Then COX moved off, 
running bent, and VENTERS gave him three licks with a stick that looked like a cart round about 1 
1/2 feet long, size of a chair post. He hit him on the head. COX was going from them. I was 5 stps off. 



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It was deep dust BRANCH hit him with a piece like the one shown, 3 1/2 feet long, 4 inches wide, 1 
inch thick. 

CROSS EXAMINED 1 was not drunk. Had drank some in the morning, and after two drinks at the 

middle of the day. COX was lively and cursing, but not mad. I heard him and BRANCH pass a few 
words, but not much. Heard nothing of a pistol or knife. BRANCH and VENTERS were sitting on the 
bench first and COX sit down between them. One of them said to COX "I thought you imposed on me 
very much today," and COX said "if you say so you tell a lie or a damned lie." BRANCH said "repeat 
that again, " jumping up and COX repeated it. COX sat still smoking a cigar. BRANCH struck and hit 
the store and then struck COX who was leaning over dodging the first lick. BRANCH was standing 
on the left side of COX. I saw COX put in the buggy, he had no use of himself, Jess BROWN was 
driving a colt and had an old buggy, was shackley. COX sat with his head against the dash with his 
feet under the seat COX had his hat on when first hit. I took a drink with COX. 

N. R. CORY 

I saw the plank, here in Court, in 3 feet of door at VENTER'S store, on Sunday after the 
difficulty. Saw something on the plank, can't tell whether blood or tobacco juice. Plank was 3 or 4 
feet from bench in front of door. 

CROSS EXAMINED Still marks on plank, can't say whether blood or tobacco juice. I arrested 

prisoners at their respective homes next day. 

DR. COX 

At the inquest I examined the body at the instance of the Coroner. First examined outside and 
found nothing that we thought sufficient to produce death. We inspected the scalp one half inch 
behind the knot behind the ear on right side and blood exuded and a who le in the skull, hole about the 
size of a 24 calibre ball and nearly round. Might have been made by a nail if sufficient force was 
applied. I think that wound was sufficient to produce death. No wound through the scalp, only bruised 
tissue, a bruise over left eye. Found bruises on the back Examined about 12 o'clock on Sunday. 

CROSS EXAMINED 1 am second cousin to deceased. Am a graduate of the University of 

Maryland. Wound on right side of head. Did not open skull. From amount of hemorrhage I could 
determine that the wound produced death. Only probed the wound with dressing forceps. I don't think 
the wound could have been made by falling or by struggling against a dash board of a buggy. A man 
so wounded would probably be unconscious in 30 minutes more or less. 

The defense introduced no evidence, which entitled them to the first and last appeal to the Jury, 
upon which they relied to win the case. The evidence was finished early Monday and the arguments 
began, being opened by NORFLEET for the defence followed by WORTHINGTON for the State. 
BERNARD, SKINNER and MOORE made speeches for the defence in the order named with 
JOHNSON and SUGG coming between them for the State. Judge ARMFIELD made his charge to the 
Jury in the course of which he read the evidence as we publish it. The case was given to the Jury at 7 
o'clock and at 9:30 they returned a verdict of not guilty. The court House was thronged with people 
when it learned the Jury had agreed. Judge ARMFIELD'S face was almost as pale as death when he 
went upon the bench to receive the verdict and it was some minutes before he spoke. The verdict was 
a surprise to many present. The Sheriff was ordered to release the prisoners and upon leaving the 
Court House they went directly to a bar room and began drinking. It strikes us that such narrow 
escape with their lives should have been a warning against their ever again touching whiskey. 



Mrs. Frances Wilkerson (1776--1847) 

Western Weekly Review, Franklin, Tenn., April 30, 1847 
Found in ABSTRACTED DEATH NOTICES, by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, 2004 

Died in Shelby Co., Tenn., Mar. 27, 1847; Mrs. Frances WILKERSON, born in Pitt Co., North Carolina in 
1776; moved to Davidson Co., Tenn., in 1811; to Williamson Co., Tenn., in 1814; to Hardeman Co Tenn 
in 1 829; surviving were her father and husband. 



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Joab Tyson in the Civil War 

Found in the Eastern Reflector, Fri., Sept. 27, 1912. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Editor Reflector: 

Joab TYSON died at his home in Beaver Dam on Sept. 13, 1912 qat the age of 76 years with 
pellagra, having been sick for ten weeks. He was the son of John J. and Laney TYSON. A faithful 
wife and four children survive him. He was first married to Jane PARKER in 1860; C. L. TYSON is a 
son of first marriage. In 1869 he married Susan SMITH. By this union 3 children survive., Mrs. 
Arden TUCKER, Joab TYSON and Miss Lucy K. TYSON. 

His War Record 

He enlisted in the spring of 1862 in Dr. Joma LAWRENCE, afterwards Licurgus BARRETT 
Company which was annexed to the 12th North Carolina and Georgia Cavalry, Gen. DEERING 
brigade. CHADBORN of Georgia was colonel. This company was of the flower of the land who 
were able to furnish their accoutrements. He spent the winters of 1862 and 1 863 on Black Water, Va., 
doing picket duty and very often fighting the federal cavalry. He was stationed at Kinston, N.C., in 
the summer of 1863 where he was a special crier [carrier?] at the battle of Wise Fork where he rode 
near General DEERING. The federal fire was concentrated on him and the General commanded him 
to "throw down the dispatchs and flee for your life." 

This faithful regiment was sent on a forced march to repel Foster's raid through Greenville to 
Rocky Mount. They rested on their arms on Hunters Creek on the night of July 3, 1 863. The federals 
were piloted by a guard to an old colonial ford. Next morning found them in Greene county. He was 
in the battle to capture Washington and Plymouth, N.C., where he heard the blowing up of the iron 
clad Albemarle Ram. He often spoke of Plymouth as being a bloody siege where the Confederates are 
lying on the ground where they had repeatedly charged were thick enough to step from one to 
another. 

The winter of 1 863 was again spent on the south side of the James River below Richmond where 
the winter was bitter cold and almost every day scrambling with the enemy. The summer of 1864 
again found this battle scarred regiment in eastern North Carolina where when the Confederates 
attempted to capture New Bern they sent around on the flank to capture a fort which they did and 
ywo hours later received orders to march to Petersburg with all possible haste, (having marched hard 
the day previous) remaining in this captured fort only a few hours to get a full supper of the federals 
good rations and feed and rest their faithful horses. Their long forced march began and at dark on the 
fourth day found them striking camp on the north side of the old historic Appomattox, just over the 
bridge opposite Petersburg. Dark and rainy, soldiers and horses wet and tired and hungry and but little 
food in their haversacks and no food for the horses till near dawn, men drop to mother earth and took 
a peaceful slumber. Next morning a bright July da y. Grand formed armv coming up the Appomattox 
and is near Petersburg. Joab TYSON and William SMITH (R. L. SMITH'S father) were sent out by 
General DEERING to recounter and report any information about the federals. The federal cavalry 
were now in sight of Richmond. LEE'S heroic army is gathering before GRANT; it is near night and 
both armies are aware that many will die the next day. Only sorties are made. LEE begins to build 
breastworks. GRANT too, to build breastworks. Now the fighting in the trenches before Petersburg 
begins. ° 

This well known Bridge of DEERING is found south of Petersburg, fighting GRANT at Stoney 
Creek, Reams Station and one hundred flanking movements. Just a few days before LEE evacuated 
Petersburg. The subject of this sketch was given a squad of men and detached to get up forage in N.C. 
Two horses were killed under him but he never received a scratch. He ran out of a fort one time after 
its surrender and he was a target over an open field only to have his rifle shot from his hand; came 
home and bought an old army horse and made bread for bis beautiful wife and two babys. 

BROTHER GRIGG [TYSON] 



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Jolly Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 
Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. Witnesses 

Jolly, Benjamin F. Samuel Allen & Louisa Jolly 

Harriss, Susan B. F. Harriss & Eliza 

Dec. 31, 1869. Belvoir. O. P. Humber, Min. 

Jolly, Jesse (22) ng 
Stocks, Feddie (19) ng 

Oct. 21, 1872. Swift Creek. Jno. A. Williams, Min. 

W. A. Manning, B. R. Manning, W. B. Dail 

Jolley, John (22) Jesse Jolly & Feddie 

Wetherington, Maggie (20) Jimmy Wetherington & Eliza 

May 3, 1893. Chicod. John Branch, Min. 

Josephus Gaskins, Jno. A. Fleming, T. A. Haddock 

Jolly, Jno. R (23) Robt. Jolly & Jane 

Dixon, Ada P. ( 1 8) John E. Dixon & Mary 

Aug. 23, 1894. Chicod. J. S. Corbett 

W. J. White, J. R Galloway, E. C. Buck 

Jolly, Peter James Jolly & Susan 
Owens, Sarah Jacob Owens & Mary Dunn 

July 14, 1868. Stancill's District. H. G. Parker, JP 

Jolly, Titus (27) Thomas Jolly & Rebecca 
Tripp, Celia (22) Joshua Tripp & Nancy 

Jan. 14, 1883. Contentnea. A. A. Tyson, Min. 

R P. Collins, Lafayett Cox 

Braddy, Wyatt (29) Joseph Braddy & Lydia 
Jolly, Melissa ( 1 8) Frank Jolly & Cusan [Susan] 

Aug. 18, 1888. Greenville twsp. R Williams Jr., JP 

Amos Kinsaul, Chas. Payne, J. R Corey 

Elks, Jacob Appy Elks & Patsey 
Jolly, Adeline Joshua Jolly & Latitia 

Aug. 25, 1868. place ng. Wm. J. Baker, Min. 

Everett, Joshua (30) James Everett & Elizabeth 
Jolly, Susan (33) Austin Harris & ng 

May 18, 1881. Greenville twsp. Thos. Carrick, Min. 

J. A. Briley, L. H. Williams, J. T. Allen 



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Harris, Chas. M. (24) Gray Harriss & Fannie 
Brady, Malissey (23) Frank Jolly & Susan Everett 

Dec. 1 1, 1892. Greenville twsp. J. H. Barnhill, JP 
Joseph Fleming, C. J. Harris, C. E. Fleming 

Hayes, Levi ng 
Jolly, Lizzie ng 

Mar. 2, 1872. Pactolus. Jas. L. Langley, JP 

Moore, William B. Stanley Moore & Lidia 

Jolly, Martha J. McGilbra Jolly & Lydia 

Jan. 20, 1870. Pactolus. B. B. Albritton, Min. 

Owen, Kinchen W. (22) Levi Owens & Sarah Jolly 
Spain, Frances L. (or S.?) (20) Featherston Spain & Sarah 
Aug. 17, 1875. Belvoir. R E. Mayo, JP 
Warren Tyson, James C. Everett, James A. Pollard 

Smith, Robert (33) Cicero Smith & Pennie 

Jolly, Beckey ( 1 9) Jesse Jolly & Feddie Stocks 

Apr. 10, 1895. Contentnea. John Branch 

N. A. Worthington, O. Jolly, D. Smith 

Vinson, John (2 1 ) James Vinson & Sarah 

Jolly, Patsy Ann ( 1 6) Thos. Jolly & Rebecca 
July 8, 1880. Contentnea. R P. Collins, JP 
Thos. C. Cannon, Jas. D. Hanrahan, W. F. Brett 



Aunt Gatsy Braxton Dead, 1938 

Daily Reflector, Fri., March 25, 1938 

Colored Woman Who Founded Church Passes 

The following account of the death of Aunt Gatsy BRAXTON, colored, taken from the Ayden 
Dispatch will be of interest in Greenville, since she was a former resident of this city and is aunt of 
Lance WOOTEN of Greenville. The John Flanagan Buggy Co., provided a number of automobiles for 
the funeral. "Thursday, March 10th, 1938, ended the wonderful career of Aunt Gatsy BRAXTON, 
who had been an active spirit in Ayden for 45 years, reaching her four score years, became weary and 
laid her burden down. Her funeral was held from Gatsy's Chapel, a little church in South Ayden, that 
bears her name. She hypothicated her personal estate to build it-hundreds of her race and many white 
friends with bowed heads and sad hearts viewed for the last time Aunt Gatsy, many beautiful flowers 
tested her rating in the community. She was laid to rest in Smithsonian Cemetery beside her late 
husband, John BRAXTON. She and her daughter, Martha Jane, lived together on Gatsy's Lane, where 
she owned several residences. Aunt Gatsy has served as a midwife for many years, her record shows 
that she has received, prepared and introduced two hundred and thirty eight babies during her life. She 
was a noted nurse of her day, and kind, not in the class of Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale, but 
imbued with the same principal. The roads were never so long, the night never so dark, and the 
weather never so cold for her to answer, "here I am." She has fought a good fight, finished her course 
and kept the faith. She lover her church and the cause. She frequently spoke to her people in the spirit. 
"To you from falling hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high, if ye break faith with us who 
die, we shall not sleep, though poppies blow in Flander's field." 



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Greene County Death Certificates 

The following are selected death certificates found in the Greene County Court House, Snow Hill, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Thomas U. LASSITER, Sr., b. Aug. 16, 1854 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 21, 1929 in Snow Hill, NC 
F: Uzzle LASSITER, b. Greene County 
M: Priscie JOYNER, b. Pitt County 

Miss Lizzie TUCKER, age 18, b. Greene County, d. Feb. 14, 1929 in Hookerton Twsp. 
F: Isaac TUCKER buried at Rainbow Church 

M: ??? 

Elias SKINNER (md. Maggie) b. Mar. 28, 1875 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 20, 1929 in Olds Twsp. 

F: W.H. SKINNER, b. Pitt County 

M: Emmaline WOOLARD, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Sallie BARNES (md. William) b. Feb. 10, 1855 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 22, 1929 in Bull Head Twsp 
F: Robert SHTNGLETON, b. Pitt County 
M: Eliza SfflNGLETON, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Mary TYNDALL (md. Willie) age 52, b. Pitt Co., d. May 2, 1929 in Ormond's Twsp. when a 
house 

F: Spencer HARRIS, b. Pitt County fell n her in a storm 

M: Jane BOYCE, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Joanna HATHAWAY, widow, age 84, b. NC, d. May 20, 1929 in Speight's Bridge Twsp 
F: Ivy HATHAWAY, b.NC 
M: Fannie CORBETT, b. NC 

Sam COBB (md. Nita) b. Dec. 25, 1863 in Greene Co., d. May 14, 1929 in Carr's Twsp 

F: KinchenCOBB 

M: Penny BRAND, b. Greene County 

Salina J. O'NEAL (md. T. J. O'NEAL) b. 1851 in Hyde Co., d. July 1 1, 1929 in Olds Twsp. 

F: Thomas JENNETT, b. NC buried in Reedy Branch Cemetery 

M: ?? 

Mrs. Annie V. LEWIS, b. July 30, 18882 in Edgecombe County, d. Aug. 4, 1929 in Carr's Twsp 
F: J. L. VINES, b. Edgecombe County " 
M: Maniza ROUSE, b. Lenoir County 

Inez Lillian STOCKS (widow) b. Jan. 13, 1856 Greene Co., d. Sept. 21, 1929 in Hookerton Twsp 
F: Blaney SPEIGHT, b. Greene County 
M: Eliza DAEL, b. Greene County 
Informant: Henry STOCKS 

Wiley PARKER, age 77, b. Pitt County, d. Sept. 14, 1929 in Hookerton Twsp 
F: Wiley PARKER, b. Pitt County 
M: Susan HEARN, b. Pitt County 

Bunian J. BAKER (md. Nora H.) b. Mar. 28, 1870 in Jason, NC, d. Oct. 6, 1929 in Bull Head Twsp 
F: Ivey BAKER, b. Pitt County 
M: Annie HARDY, b. Jason, NC 



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Mrs. Sarah M. DUDLEY (md. Ashley) b. Aug. 27, 1868 in Pitt Co., d. Dec. 6, 1929 in Olds Twsp. 

F: A. JONES, b. NC 

M: Sarah BOWDEN, b. Greene County 

Samuel J. JOYNER, age 52, b. Pitt Co., d. April 29, 1930 in Snow Hill Twsp. 
F: Moses JOYNER, b. Pitt County 
M: Exeline JACKSON, b. Pitt County 

George Robert DIXON, age 68, b. Pitt Co., d. June 24, 1930 in Ormondsville Twsp. 
F: Jesse W. DLXON, b. Pitt County 
M: Laura SUMRELL, b. Pitt County 

John Harvey GURGANUS (md. Emma) b. Nov. 20, 1878 Greene Co., d. June 24, 1930 in Shine 
Twsp. 

F: William GURGANUS, b. Martin County 
M: Pasha BARFJJELD, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Susan A. MOORE, b. Apr. 30, 1860 in Craven Co., d. Apr. 8, 1930 in Olds Twsp. 
F: William LANCASTER, b. Craven County 
'M: Susan CAUSEY, b. Craven County 

Wiley James STOCKS, b. July 3, 1859 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 1, 1931 in Ormondsville Twsp. 
F: Charles STOCKS, b. Greene County (md. Zilphia PHILLIPS) 

M: Jane BUTTS, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Caroline TURNAGE, widow, age 90, b. Duplin Co., d. Apr. 26, 1931 in Carr's Twsp 
F: Kinchen TURNAGE 

M: ??? 

Curtis FAULKNER (md. Elizabeth) b. Jan. 30, 1868 in Greene Co., d. May 24, 193 1 Ormonds Twsp 
F: Reddin FAULKNER, b. Greene County 
M: Lucindy STOCKS, b. Greene County 

Miss Clara STRICKLAND, age 65, b. Lenoir County, d. June 5, 193 1 
F: John STRICKLAND, b. Lenoir County 
M: Lucity CRAFT, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Sudie Ann ELLIS, b. 1858 Greene Co., d. June 3, 1931 in Speight's Bridge Twsp 
F: Thomas HOLLOMAN, b. Greene County 
M: Pollie CHESTER, b. Pitt County 

Minnie MOORE, (md. J. B. MOORE) b. May 1872 Greene Co., d. Nov. 16, 1929 in Hookerton Twp 
F: Henry CARTER, b.NC buried Kinston, NC 

M: Katie TELGHMAN, b. NC 

Daniel HUMBLE, b. June 2, 1829 in Randolph Co., NC, d. Dec. 8, 1929 in Hookerton Twp 

F: Peter HUMBLE, b. Guilford Co., NC buried Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington NC 

M: Frances SALEY, b. Alamance Co., NC 

Mundy GAY, b. June 1856 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 14, 1930 in Speights Bridge twsp 

F: Briant GAY, b. Wilson Co., NC 

M: Matilda WEBB, b. Edgecombe Co., NC 

John Alfred ROBERSON, b. May 19, 1848 in Martin Co., NC, d. Apr. 5, 1930 in Snow Hill NC 
F: Nicholas ROBERSON, b. Martin Co., NC 
M: Deanna WARD, b. Martin Co., NC 



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Mrs. Susan DAIL (md. Willie DAIL) b. 1850 in Pitt Co., d. May 2, 1930 in Olds twsp. 
F: Matthew DAIL, b. Pitt County 

M: ??? Informant: Charlie DAIL 



Blaney JONES, b. Aug. 27, 1859 in Greene Co., d. May 22, 1930 in Carrs twsp. 
F: Asa JONES, b. NC 
M: Liddy JONES, b. NC 

John Harvey GURGANUS (md Emma) b. Nov. 13, 1878 Greene Co., d. June 24, 1930 Shine twsp. 
F: William GURGANUS, b. Martin County 
M: Pasha BARFIELD, b. Greene County 

Edna Earl VINSON, age 24, b. Olds Twsp., Greene Co., d. July 14, 1930, of cholera 
F: John VINSON, b. Winterville, NC 
M: Maude MOORING, b. Greene County 

Bessie TYSON, b. 1909 in Greene Co., d. Aug. 31, 1930 in Olds twsp., of typhoid fever 

F: Ivy TYSON, b. Greene County 

M: Hattie WOOTEN, b. Greene County 

John O. THOMAS (wife Cornelia) b. Oct 12, 1853 in Union Co., NC, d. Oct 29, 1930 in Olds twsp 
F: Louis THOMAS, b. Union Co., NC 
M: Martha FOWLER, b. Union Co., NC 

Lucy T. BARROW (md. Taylor BARROW) b. May 23, 1871 Pitt Co., d. Dec. 10, 1930 Olds twsp 
F: Seth TYSON, b. Pitt County 
M: Mary MOORE, b. Pitt County 

Wiley James STOCKS (wife Zilphia) b. July 3, 1 839 in Greene Co., d. Mar 3 1 193 1 
F: Char STOCKS, b. Greene County 
M: Jane BUTTS, b. Greene County 
Informant: W. F. STOCKS, Snow Hill twsp. 

Mrs. Mary A. HART (widow) b. July 15, 1859 in Greene Co., d. March 22, 193 1 in Shine twsp 

F: Lex HART, b. Greene County 

M: F RIZZELLE. b. Greene County 

Lundie Lee TRIPP, b. July 24, 1912 in Greene Co., d. Aug. 26, 1931, from face carbuncle 

F: J. T. TRIPP, b. Pitt County 

M: Bessie HUMBLES, b. Lenoir County 

Zadock COBB (wife Pennie) b. Sept 15, 1868 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 20, 1931. 
F: Kinchen COBB, b. Greene County 
M: ????? 

Nannie HEATH (m. Kinchen HEATH) age 61, Nov. 16, Greene Co., d. Nov. 7, 193 1 Bull Head twsp 
F: Henry BRITT, b. Greene County 
M: Salhe Ann BRITT, b. Greene County 

Nancy PARRISH (m. Thomas) age 97, b. Greene Co., d. Dec. 20, 1931 in Ormond's twsp 
F: Lemuel BOWEN 
M: Clarkie BOWEN 

John Frank LETCHWORTH (m. Fannie Rouse) b. Mar. 3 1, 1862 Greene Co., d. Jan 25 1932 
F: Frank LETCHWORTH 
M: Lizzie WHITLEY 



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Emma DAIL BRITT (m. John B. BRUT) b. July 22, 1867 Greene Co., d. Feb. 10, 1932. 
F: Leroy Thomas DAIL, b. Greene County 
M: Sallie Ann JOLLY, b. Pitt County 

Sherrod M. SMITH, b. Oct. 16, 1859 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 28, 1932 in Speights Bridge twsp. 

F: Bryant SMITH, b. Pitt County buried in Forest Hill Cemetery 

M: Talitha NELSON, b. Pitt County 

William DAIL, age 72, d. Feb. 25, 1932 in Greene Co., near Farmville; buried Murphy Cemetery 
F: Henry DAIL, b. Pitt County 
M: Louise STOCKS, b. Pitt County 

Thomas Uzzelle LASSLTER (wife Mayme) b. Nov. 30, 1887 Greene Co., d. Mar. 12, 1932 
F: Thomas Uzzelle LASSLTER, b. Greene County 
M: Alice FLANAGAN, b. Pitt County 

Louisa MOORE (md. Spencer MOORE) b. May 27, 1853 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 20, 1932 
F: ??? 

M: Esther MOORE, b. Greene County 

Lawrence Virgin MORRELL (wife Jennie) b. Aug. 18, 1858 Pitt Co., d. Mar. 26, 1932 in Snow Hill 

F: Samuel MORRILL, b. New Hampshire 

M: Sarah Elizabeth VIRGIN, b. New Hampshire 

Arie Ann REDDICK (md. John T.) b. Oct. 3, 1863 in Greene Co., d. May 23, 1932 in Olds twsp. 
F: Spencer MOORE, b. Greene County 
M: Mary PHILLIPS, b. Greene County 

William BEAMAN (wife Margaret) b. Aug. 1 1, 1853 in Greene Co., d. July 2, 1932 in Carrs twsp 

F: Ben BEAMAN, b. NC 

M: Rachel TYSON, b. Greene County 

John R. MOORE (wife Lou) b. Mar. 1, 1860 in Greene Co., d. July 5, 1932 of face cancer 
F: Spencer MOORE, b. Greene County 
M: Mary PHILLIPS, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Jane HINSON, b. Feb. 12, 1849 in Greene Co., d July 21, 1932 in Carrs twsp. 
F: Bastell REDDICK, b. Greene County 
M: Leodicia DAIL, b. Greene County 



R. H. Worthington, of Pitt Co. and Texas 

The following biography was extracted from History of Fort Bend County, Texas. 

R. H. WORTHINGTON is an old Texan, and one of the good and worthy citizens of Fort Bend County. He 
was born in Pitt County, North Carolina, on June the 6th, 1826, but came from Alabama to Fort Bend 
County in 1849. During the great yellow fever epidemic of 1853 he nursed patients almost incessantly, 
being a member of the Howard Association, organized at that time for the purpose of taking care of the 
sick. He escaped all of the dangers to life and health while engaged in this laudable work, and still resides 
at Richmond. His wife, Mrs. Mary E. WORTHINGTON, was born in Washington County, Georgia, in 
1820. Her maiden name was ROGERS. In Georgia, she married William MCGEE, and came from 
Alabama to Texas in 1850.They started in 1849, but came by land, and had a long and tedious trip, crossing 
the line of Texas, however, in the last named year. They first settled in Washington County, but soon came 
on to Fort Bend. About one year after arriving here her husband accidentally killed himself with a gun In 
November, 1 853, she married Mr. WORTHINGTON. 



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Bible Records 



Archibald House Bible Record 

A handwritten copy of this bible record is found in the Davis Lee McWhorter Papers, #230, East 
Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. The 
bible was owned in 1934 by A. R House of Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

MARRIAGES 

Archibald House, son of John & Nicea House 

was married to Lovy M. Fleming on December 17 1837 

BIRTHS 

Francis Maria House born September 26 1838 
John Fleming House born January 6 1840 
Charlotte Malvina House born April 9 1842 
Talitha Ann House born September 15 1843 
David Thomas House born Febrary 27 1845 
Felicia Amanda House born February 3 1845? 
Emily Virginia House born November 1 1 1848 
William House born April 7 1850 
James Franklin House born February 3 1852 

Robert Gotten Brown Bible Record 

This was taken from a typewritten copy of the bible record found in the William L. Murphy 
Collection, #746, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Bill Murphy received the record from Sam McConkey of Morehead City, NC. 
According to information with the bible record: William Brown, b. June 14, 1804 in Pitt County, 
about one mile from Flat Swamp Meeting House. This portion of Pitt County became Martin County 
the next year ( 1 805). William Brown married Catherine Powell, b. 1 804, daughter of Stapleton 
Powell and Mary Cotton. William and Catherine had six sons: Robert Cotten Brown, b. May 4, 1834; 
David L. Brown, b. 1835, d. Feb. 2, 1862 in Wilson, NC in Civil War, William S. Brown, b. ca. 1838; 
Benjamin B. Brown, b. ca. 1840; Julius Brown, b. ca. 1843; and John S. Brown, b. ca. 1845. William 
and Catherine lived in Martin County on Huskanaw Swamp (now Collie Swamp) three miles from 
Spring Garden Meeting House on the road from Greenville to Taylor's. William Brown married 
second on Sept. 22, 1869 in Martin County to Mrs. Susan Ellen Smithwick Pope, widow of Elijah 
Pope. William Brown died May 22, 1874 and Susan Ellen married second on Oct. 7, 1875 in Martin 
County to John J. Smith. They moved to Hunt County, Texas and died and were buried there. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

MARRIAGES 

R. C. Brown, son of William and Katherine Powell Brown was married to Mary L. Darnel, daughter 
of John H. and Maniza Daniel, Sunday, December 4th, 1860, at the age of 26 years and 6 months. 

R C. Brown married second time to Mrs. Anne E. Daniel, May 6th, 1866, by Elder C. B. Hassell, 
Tarboro,N.C. 

BIRTHS 

R C. Brown was born May 4th, 1834. His wife Anne E. Brown was born July 8th, 1842. 
Cora Richett Brown, daughter of Robert C. and Mollie D. Brown was born September 20, 1861. 



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Mary Eulalia Brown, daughter of Robert C. and Mollie L. Brown was born July 13th, 1863. 

Annie Lillian Cotton, daughter of Robert C. and Annie E. Brown was bora May 8th, 1867. 

Robert C. Brown, son of Robert C. and Annie E. Brown was born March 25, 1868. 

Sallie Cotten Brown, daughter of Robert C. and Annie E. Brown was born January 12, 1871. 

Henry Dockery Brown, son of Robert C. and Annie E. Brown was born January 14, 1873. 

An infant son, unnamed, born October 1, 1874, died in about three hours, (son of Robert C. and Annie 

E. Brown) 

Cora Lee Brown, daughter of Robert C. and Annie E. Brown was born September 26th, 1875. 
Robert C. Brown, son of Robert C. and Annie E. Brown was born October 1, 1877. 
Benjamin Watson Brown, son of Robert C. and Annie E. Brown was born Dec. 17, 1879. 
William Sherrod Brown, son of Robert C. and Annie E. Brown was born July 1, 1882. 
John H. Daniel, son of John H. and Anne E. Daniel was born November 2, 1865. 

DEATHS 

Mary L. Brown, with infant daughter, died July 4, 1865. — "Pause reader and think what a wife 
should be-and she was all that" ™RC. Brown. 

Cora R Brown died with typhoid fever July 5, 1868. (Daughter of R C. and M. L. Brown) 
Robert C, infant son of R C. and A. E. Brown died of cholera infantum, August 8, 1869. 
Mary E. Brown, 18 years old, R C. and M. L. Brown, died of typhoid fever, September 29, 1881. 
John W. Daniel, son of John H. and A. E. Daniel died Jan. 12, 1887 at the age of 23 years. 
Aunt Martha Powell died May 28, 1883. 

Robert Cotton Brown died December 27, 1894--- 60 years and 7 months. 
Anne Elizabeth Brown died September 9th 1922- 80 years and 2 months. 
Robert Cotten Brown died December 3 1, 1927 in Charlotte, N.C.— 50 years old. 
Henry Dockery Brown died April 28, 193 1 in Wilson, N.C. —58 years old. 
William Sherrod Brown died June 12, 1945 at Appalachian Hall, Asheville, N.C. 
Benjamin Watson Brown died Wednesday (night 7:45) March 19, 1947— 67 years of age. 
Cora Brown Johnson died Sat May 22 [FATNT] 

Anne Elizabeth Brown was born in Edgecombe County, near Cross Roads, July 8, 1842, daughter of 
John William Purvis and Sara Sherrod, his wife. 

Cannon-Hart-Slaughter Family Bible Records 

This was taken from poor photocopies of the record found in the NC Archives Bible Record Collection, 
Raleigh, NC. On the frontpiece. The New, Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Translated 
out of the Original Greek published by M. Carey, Philadelphia, 1814. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

BIRTHS 

John hart the son John hart argant Wife was born july the first day 1 833 

Carman Slaughter the Son of Matthew and Catherine his wife was born August the 12 day 1827 

Edney Slaughter the daghter of Mathew Slaughter and Catharine his wife was Born december 27th 

18[BLOB] 

Jesse hart the son of Willian hart born march 16 1826 

John William Cannon the son of Thomas Cannon and Alley his wife was Borne the 20th day of 
October.— 1840 

Mary C hart the daughter of- William hart a was Born the 22 of february 1825 
Sarah Cox the daughter Amos Cox and Sarah his wife was Born August 18th day 1820 
John C Cox the son of Amos Cox and Sarah wife was Born May 15th day 1822 
Titus hart the son of William hart was born January the 18, 1828 



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Caleb Tripp the son of Benjamin & Jutry Tripp born October 1840 

Thomas Hart the son of Jesse Hart Gemime his wife was born August 27th 1859 

MARRIAGES 

Rachel Slaughter the Daughter of M_Slaughter and Catey his wife was born December the 1 7th 1 8 1 3 
Slaughte r [TOO FAINT] 

John Slaughter the Son of Mathew Slaughter and Catey his was born Born the 25th December 1816 
Theophilus Slaughter the son of M Slaughter and Caty his wife was Born the 27 Day of September 
1818 

Thomas Cannon the Son of John & Mary his wife was Born 8th February 1757 [52?] 

Jutry Slaughter the daughter of Mathew and Caty his was born Born 13 August 1820 

Susanah Slaughter the Daughter of Mathew Slaughter and Catey his wife was born Born the 19th day 

of September 1822 

Catey Slaughter the daughter of Mathew Slaughter and Catey his wife was born Born the 8th day of 
may 1825 

William hart mary? hart his Wife was to hem son hilary Cannon hart february the 25th day 1 823 

Alfred Cannon the son of Thomas Cannon and Mary his wife was born November 23d, 1854 

[BLOB] the daughter of Thomas [BLOB] Mary his wife, was born [BLOB] 1857 

Senea Cannon the Daughter of Henry Cannon Winev ? his wife was born the 8th day of may 1815 

Caleb Cannon the son of Caleb Cannon Selia his wife was born the 4th day of March 1815 

Rokey Cannon the Dughter of Delana Camion was Born July 19 th 1817 

Jesse hart the Son of Barrom hart and Sely his wife was Born the 24th day of March 1820? 

Bryant Tripp, the son of Benjamin and Jutry Tripp, Born, May, 1836. 

DEATHS 

Jutery Cannon the daughter of Thomas Cannon was Born the 15th day of August 1798 
Jonathan Cannon the Son of Caleb Cannon was born the 5 Day of of October 1806 
Mary Cannon the daughter of Caleb Cannon was Born 10 Day of December 1808 
Thomas Cannon the Son of Caleb Cannon was Born the 12 Day of September 181[0?] 
Allen Cannon the Son of Henry Cannon was Bom 29 Day of October 1812 

Elisa Cannon the daughter of Henry Cannon was Born [FAINT] 1815[6?] 

Hilary Cannon the Son of Thomas Cannon was Born 26 of December 1772 

Caleb Cannon the Son of Thomas Cannon was Born 20 Day of August 178 1 

Sarah Cannon the daughter of Thomas Cannon was Born the 16 Day of november 1782[3?] 

Thomas Cannon the Son of Thos Cannon was Born January 30th 1784 

John Cannon the Son of Thomas Cannon was Born November the 1st 1786 

John Tripp, son of Benjamin and JutryTripp, Born, December 1838. 

Polley Cannon was Born September the 16th 1787 

Henry Cannon the Son of Thomas Cannon was Born the 4 day of November 1789 

Argent Cannon was born 8 Day of may 1791 

Catey Cannon was Born the 2 Day of December 1793 

Elizabeth Cannon the daughter of marlanna? was Born 1 1 of December 1795 

Laney Camion the daughter of Thomas Cannon was Born 1 1 of December 1796 



OS 



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Index 



Adams, Jesse, Jr 14 

Adams, Mr 19 

Albitson, Polly Ann 4 

Albrittain, Enoch 7 

Albrittain, Henry 7 

Albritton, B. B., Rev 23 

Albritton, B. G 16 

Allen, Beverly A 4 

Allen, Beverly S 4 

Allen, J. T 22 

Allen, Samuel 22 

Armfleld, Judge 20 

Armstrong, James, Col 1, 2 

Arnold, Elizabeth 7 

Arnold, Noah 14 

Arnold, William 7 

Atkinson, Peyton A 16 

Atkinson, Virginia, Mrs 16 

Baker, Bunian J 24 

Baker, Ivey 24 

Baker, William J., Rev 22 

Ballard, Joseph L 17 

Barfield, Pasha 25,26 

Barnes, Sallie, Mrs 24 

Barnhill, J. H. 23 

Barnhill, Theo 14 

Barnhill, William 17 

Barrett, Lycurgus 21 

Barrett, W. A 16 

Barrow, Benjamin 6 

Barrow, Lucy T 26 

Barrow, Taylor 26 

Beaman, Ben 27 

Beaman, William 27 

Beardsley,L. P 14, 15, 16 

Beck, James 7 

Becton, Elizabeth 6 

Becton, Frederick 6 

Becton, John 6 

Becton, Richard 6 

Belcher, Benj 14 

Belcher, Benjamin 17 

Belcher, George 17 

Belcher, Sherrod 17 

Bell, Col 2 

Best, Henry 12 

Best, Robert 1 1 

Blount, E. J 13 

Blount, Elias J 16 

Blount, Mary E 12 

Blount, Richard H 12 

Blount, Sarah E 12 



Blount, William C 11, 12 

Blow, William J 14, 16 

Bowden, Sarah 25 

Bowen, Clarkie 26 

Bo wen, Lemuel 26 

Boyce, Jane 24 

Boyd, Sally 3, 4 

Boyd, Samuel 3, 4 

Braddy, Joseph 22 

Braddy, Wyatt 22 

Branch, Halsey 18, 19, 20 

Branch, John, Rev 22 

Brand, Penny 24 

Braxton, Gatsy 23 

Braxton, John 7, 23 

Brett, W. F 23 

Briley, J. A 22 

Britt, Emma Dail 27 

Britt, Henry 26 

Britt, John B 27 

Britt, Sallie Ann 26 

Brown, Annie Lillian Cotten..29 

Brown, Benjamin B 28 

Brown, Benjamin Watson 29 

Brown, Cora Lee 29 

Brown, Cora Richett 28 

Brown, David L 28 

Brown, Henry Dockery 29 

Brown, Jesse 18, 19 

Brown, John S 28 

Brown, Julius 28 

Brown, Mary Eulalia 29 

Brown, Mary L 29 

Brown, Robert Cotten 28 

Brown, Sallie Cotten 28 

Brown, W. B. M 14 

Brown, W. M. B 14 

Brown, Willey 17 

Brown, William Sherrod 28, 29 

Brown, William 28 

Bryan, F. G 17 

Bryan, J. D 18 

Buck, E. C 22 

Buck,G.R 19 

Buck, John H .....14 

Buck,M. G 18 

Buck?, James 7 

Burkhart, John 8 

Butts, Jane 25, 26 

Bynum, Allen 16 

Caila, John 10 

Campbell, William 7 



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Camper, Sarah 8 

Cannon, Alfred 30 

Cannon, Allen 30 

Cannon, Alley 29 

Cannon, Argent 30 

Cannon, Caleb 13, 14, 16, 

30 

Cannon, Catey 30 

Cannon, Elisa 30 

Cannon, Elizabeth 30 

Cannon, Henry 30 

Cannon, Hilary 30 

Cannon, John William 29 

Cannon, John 30 

Cannon, Jonathan 30 

Cannon, Jutry 30 

Cannon, Laney 30 

Cannon, Mary 30 

Cannon, Polly 30 

Cannon, Rockey 30 

Cannon, Sarah 30 

Cannon, Senea 30 

Cannon, Thomas C 23 

Cannon, Thomas 29, 30 

Cannon, Winny 30 

Carmen, Edward 12 

Carson, Richard 14 

Carter, Capt 1 

Carter, Henry 25 

Causey, Susan 25 

Cayton, Sheryl 9 

Charlescraft, James 5 

Cherry, J. B 16 

Cherry, J. J 15 

Cherry, Tilman R 14 

Chester, Polly 25 

Clark, Henry S 14 

Clark, James S 14 

Cobb, Kinchen 24, 26 

Cobb, Sam 24 

Cobb, Zadock 26 

Coburn, Warren 18 

Collins, R P 22 

Coppedge, J. W 17 

Corbett, Adams 14 

Corbett, Fannie 24 

Corbett, J. S 22 

Corey, J. R. 22 

Cory, J. G. H 16 

Cory, N. R 20 

Cotten. Mary 28 

Cox, Amos 29 

Cox, Aron 14 

Cox, Calvin 18, 19,20 

Cox, Dr 20 

Cox, Josiah 14 



Cox, Lafayette 22 

Cox, Nancy 8 

Cox, Sarah 29 

Cox, Thomas 14 

Cox, W. M 17 

Craft, John C 7 

Craft, Lucity 25 

CrandalL Willis 17 

Crenshaw, Mr 9 

Crisp, Ashby 8 

Dail, Eliza 24 

Dail, Henry 27 

Dail, Leodicia 27 

DaiL Leroy Thomas 27 

Dail, Matthew 26 

Dail, Susan, Mrs 26 

Dail, W. B 22 

Dail, William 27 

Dancy,G. A 15, 16 

Dancy, Joseph J 14, 16 

Daniel, Anne E., Mrs 28 

Daniel, John H 28, 29 

Daniel, Maniza 28 

Daniel, Mary L 28 

Daniel, T.J 18 

Davis, E. M 18 

Deering, Gen 21 

Delany, William K 13 

Dickinson, Marshall 2 

Dixon, Absalom 7 

Dixon, Ada P 22 

Dixon, George Robert 25 

Dixon, James G 17 

Dixon, Jesse W 25 

Dixon, John E 22 

Dixon, Robert 3 

Dudley, Ashley 25 

Dudley, Sarah M., Mrs 25 

Dudley, Thomas, Lt 2 

Dunn, Mary 22 

Eason, Stephen Allen 4 

Eason, Stephen 4 

Eason, W. H 4 

Eason, William Howard 4 

Eborn, W.B 13 

Ecklin, Elizabeth 9 

Ecklin, Joshua 9 

Ecklin, Penelope 9 

Ecklin, Robert 9 

Edward, Real 9 

Edwards, Asa 9 

Edwards, Benjamin F 1 1, 12 

Edwards, Benjamin S 1 1, 12 

Edwards, Isaac 1 1 

Edwards, J. W 8 

Edwards, James T 1 1, 12 



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Edwards, Josephine 1 1 

Edwards, Lucinda. 9 

Edwards, Marcellus J 11, 12 

Edwards, Rodrick P 1 1, 12 

Edwards, Sam T 9 

Edwards, Thomas M 14 

Edwards, Virginia Clay 1 1 

Edwards, W. 9 

Elks, Appy 22 

Elks, Jacob 22 

Elks, Samuel 7 

Ellis, Jane 8 

Ellis, Sudie Ann, Mrs 25 

Evans, Amos 14 

Evans, George 3 

Everett, James C 23 

Everett, James 22 

Everett, Joshua 22 

Everett, Susan 23 

Faulkner, Curtis 25 

Faulkner, Reddin 25 

Field, Mr 9 

Flake, Samuel 14 

Flanagan, Alice 27 

Flanagan, Archibald 16 

Flanagan, William 16 

Fleming, Adam 17 

Fleming, Benjamin 17 

Fleming, C. E 23 

Fleming, Ivey 15 

Fleming, Joseph 23 

Fleming, Mary A 10 

Flemming, David S 17 

Forbes, Archibald 15 

Forbes, Noah 14, 15 

Ford, Ann Welting 9 

Fowler, Martha 26 

Frizzelle, Miss 26 

Fulford, John 7 

Fulford, W.J 18 

Fute, William 7 

Galloway, Harvey 3 

Galloway, J. R 22 

Galloway, John 14 

Garris, W. A. B 18 

Gaskins, John 17 

Gay, Bryant 26 

Gay, Mundy 26 

Gay, Redding 13 

Gillikin, S. F 3 

Greene, Gemimah, Mrs 14 

Greene, Zeno H 14 

Griffin, Cicero M. A 16 

Gurganus, George Robert 25 

Gurganus, Henry 17 

Gurganus, John Harvey 26 



Gurganus, William 25, 26 

Haddock, T. A 22 

Haddock, William 14 

Hancock, Hardie 7 

Handcock, James 6 

Hanrahan, James D 23 

Hardee, Isaac 14 

Hardee, John 5 

Hardee, Joseph 5 

Harden, Ehzabeth 6 

Harden, Mark 6 

Harding, Elizabeth S 10 

Harding, Joseph 10 

Harding, Sarah 9 

Hardy, Annie 24 

Harris, B. F 22 

Harris, C. J 23 

Harris, Charles M 23 

Harris, Gray 23 

Harris, Spencer 24 

Harriss, Susan 22 

Hart, Argent 29 

Hart,Barrom 30 

Hart, Hillary Cannon 30 

Hart, Jesse 29, 30 

Hart, John 29 

Hart, Lex 26 

Hart, Mary A., Mrs 26 

Hart, Mary C 29 

Hart, Thomas 30 

Hart, Thos. W 14 

Hart, Titus 29 

Hart, William 29 

Hathaway, Gaston J 14 

Hathaway, Ivy 24 

Hathaway, Joanna, Mrs 24 

Hayes, Levi 23 

Hearn, Susan 24 

Heath, Kinchen 26 

Heath, Nannie 26 

Hemby, Joab 17 

Hemby. Joab 16 

Hill, Daniel 16 

Hill Sarah Harding 9 

Hill, William 1 

Hines, JohnH 16 

Hines, Sherwood 7 

Hinson, Jane 27 

Hodges, Josiah 17 

Hoel, Edward 14, 17 

Holloman, Thomas 25 

Home, Levinia E 12 

House, Archibald 28 

House, Charlotte Malvina 28 

House, David Thomas 28 

House, Emily Virginia 28 



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House, Felicia Amanda 28 

House, Frances Maria 28 

House, James Franklin 28 

House, John Fleming 28 

House, John 28 

House, Nicea 28 

House, Talitha Ann 28 

House, William 28 

Hudson, Burton 14 

Hughes, Mr 9 

Humber, O. P., Rev 22 

Humble, Daniel 25 

Humble, Peter 25 

Humbles, Bessie 26 

Isler, Frederick 6 

Ives, Horrace , 17 

Jackson, Exeline 25 

Jackson, John, Sr 17 

Jackson, Joseph, Jr 7 

James, Joel, Sr 17 

Jefferson, Robt 14 

Jenkins, H. A 13 

Jenkins, H. H 16 

Jenkins, J. H 16 

Jenkins, Robertson 16 

Jenkins, William H 17 

Jennett, Thomas 24 

Johnson, C. H 14 

Johnson, Cora Brown 29 

Johnson, Frederick 17 

Johnson, James H 16 

Johnston, Wilmoth 6 

Jolly, Adeline 22 

Jolly, Becky 23 

Jolly, Benjamin F 22 

Jolly, Frank 22 

Jolly, James 22 

Jolly, Jesse 22, 23 

Jolly, John R 22 

Jolly, John 22 

Jolly, Joshua 22 

Jolly, Lizzie 23 

Jolly, Louisa 22 

Jolly, Martha J 23 

Jolly, Mcgilbra 23 

Jolly, Melissa 22, 23 

Jolly, 23 

Jolly, Patsy Ann 23 

Jolly, Peter 22 

Jolly, Robert 22 

Jolly, Sally Ann 27 

Jolly, Sarah 23 

Jolly, Susan 22 

Jolly, Thomas.. 22, 23 

Jolly, Titus 22 

Jones, A 25 



Jones, Asa 26 

Jones, Blaney 26 

Jones, Britain 1, 2, 3, 4 

Jones, Liddy 26 

Jones, Martha 17 

Jones, Rhoda 3, 4 

Jones, Roger 5 

Joyner, A 13 

Joyner, Charles 14 

Joyner, Howell 17 

Joyner, J. P 13 

Joyner, Moses 13, 14, 15, 

25 

Joyner, Priscilla 24 

Joyner, Samuel J 25, 26 

Joyner, William 17 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 5, 6, 7, 1 1, 

13, 18,21,24, 28, 29 

Killy, Bridget 5 

KinsauaL Amos 22 

KinsauL Cornelius 17 

Knox, W. A 18 

Lancaster, William 25 

Lang, David 15 

Lang. W. G 15 

Langley, James L 16, 23 

Lassiter, Thomas U 24, 27 

Latham, Darnel P 16 

Lattiter, Uzzle 24, 

Laughinghouse, C 15 

Laughinghouse, Joseph H 14 

Laughinghouse, W. L 15 

Laughinghouse, William J 3, 4, 14, 15 

Laughinghouse, Wyatt 14 

Lawrence, J. Dr 21 

Letchworth, Frank 26 

Letchworth, John Frank 26 

Lewis, Annie V., Mrs 24 

Lynch, Patrick 11 

Manning, B. R. 22 

Manning, Micajah 18 

Manning, William A 15, 22 

Mason, Carter 8 

Mason, Elijah 19 

Mathews, Rhoderick 14 

May, James W 16 

May, John 16 

McConkey, Sam 28 

McCotter, Jacob 16 

McGee, William 27 

McWhorter, Davis Lee 28 

Mills, Ed 19 

Mills, John 5 

Mills, Luke B 14 

Mills, Naseby 5 

Mills, Nesby 7 



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Mitchell, William H 8 

Moore, Arthur 6 

Moore, Canaday 18 

Moore, Enoch 16 

Moore, Esther 27 

Moore, George 14 

Moore, J. B 25 

Moore, JohnB 17 

Moore, John R 27 

Moore, Joseph B 17 

Moore, Louisa 27 

Moore, Luke 16 

Moore, Mary 26 

Moore, Minnie 25 

Moore, Rittie 4 

Moore, Samuel 17 

Moore, Spencer 27 

Moore, Stanly 14 

Moore, Susan A., Mrs 25 

Moore, William B 23 

Mooring, Maude 26 

Morrill, Lawrence Virgin 27 

Morrill, Samuel 27 

Morris, Henry..... 18 

Moye, Alfred 14 

Moye, William E 15 

Moye, William J 13, 14 

Moye, William 7 

Mumford, William 17 

Murphy. William L 28 

Nelson, Capt 7 

Nelson, Giles 1 

Nelson, Miles 19 

Nelson, Sarah 7 

Nelson, Telitha 27 

Nine, S.J 18 

Norfleet, Mr 20 

Norris, David 8 

Norris, William 7 

O'Neal, Salina J 24 

O'Neal, T. J 24 

Owen, Kinchen W 23 

Owens, Jacob 22 

Owens, Sarah 22 

Page, Mr 19 

Page, Rhoda 8 

Parker, H. G 22 

Parker, Jane 21 

Parker, Patsey 10 

Parker, Wiley 24 

Parrish, Nancy, Mrs 26 

Parrish, Thomas 26 

Patrick, Joel 16 

Patrick, Joseph Worsley 9 

Patrick, Joseph 7 

Patrick, William 9 



Paul, James L 13, 14, 15, 

16 

Payne, Charles 22 

Perkins, Churchill 13, 14 

Perkins, Elizabeth 13 

Perkins, James J 13, 14, 15 

Perkins, W. L 14 

Phillips, Mary 27 

Pollard, James A 23 

Pope, Elijah 28 

Pope, Susan E. Smithwick 28 

Potter, H 1 

Powell, Catherine 28 

Powell, Martha 29 

Powell, Stapleton 28 

Pugh, William 7 

Purvis, John William 29 

Reddick, Arie Ann 27 

Reddick, Bastell 27 

Redding, J. P 18 

Ringgold, Joseph 17 

Roach, Madison 9 

Roach, Nancy 9 

Roberson, John Alfred 26 

Roberson, John L 14 

Roberson, Nicholas 26 

Robes, Robert G 15 

Rollins, Reuben 16 

Ross, Elizabeth 22 

Rountree, A. R, Mrs 16 

Rouse, Maniza 24 

Saley, Frances 25 

Satterthwaite, Fenner B 14, 16 

Sheppard, Henry 16 

Sherrod, Sara 29 

Shingleton, Robert 24 

Skinner, Elias 24 

Skinner, W. H 24 

Slade, Sally 10 

Slaughter, Camion 29 

Slaughter, Catey 30 

Slaughter, Edney 29 

Slaughter, John 30 

Slaughter, Jutry 30 

Slaughter, Matthew 29, 30 

Slaughter, Rachel 30 

Slaughter, Susanah 30 

Slaughter, Theophilus 30 

Slaughter, Wyatt 10 

Smith, Abner 18 

Smith, Bryant 27 

Smith, Cannon 7 

Smith, Cicero 23 

Smith, Dennis 19 

Smith, George 17 

Smith, Jesse 14 



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Smith, John J 28 

Smith, John M 14 

Smith, John Stanly 15, 16 

Smith, John 17 

Smith, Major 14 

Smith, R.L 21 

Smith, Sherrod M 27 

Smith, Susan 21 

Smith, William 5,21 

Smithwick, Susan Ellen 28 

Spain, DruryO 17 

Spain, Featherston 23 

Spain, Frances L 23 

Spear, E 17 

Speight, Blaney 24 

Spivey, Caleb 13 

Standi, Godfrey 14 

Standi, Henry 16 

Standi, Theo. J 14 

Stancill, George 17 

Stephens, Susannah L 4 

Stocks, Charles 25, 26 

Stocks, Feddie 22 

Stocks, Henry 24 

Stocks, Inez Lillian 24 

Stocks, Johnathan 17 

Stocks, Louise 27 

Stocks, Lucindy 25 

Stocks, W. F 26 

Stocks, Wiley James 25, 26 

Strickland, Clara 25 

Strickland, John 25 

Sugg. A. H 12 

Sumrell, Laura 25 

Suydam, J. W 18 

Taft, James H 14 

Taylor, Mr 18 

Taylor, Samuel 7 

Thomas, John 26 

Thomas, Louis 26 

Tilghman, Katie 25 

Trice, Rittie Moore 4 

Tripp, Benjamin 14, 30 

Tripp, Bryant 30 

Tripp, Caleb 30 

Tripp, Celia 22 

Tripp, J. T 26 

Tripp, James 7 

Tripp, John 30 

Tripp, Joshua 22 

Tripp, Jutry 30 

Tripp, Lundie Lee 26 

Tucker, Arden 21 

Tucker, Isaac 24 

Tucker, Lizzie 24 

Turnage, Caroline, Mrs 25 



Turnage, Kinchen 25 

Tyer,W.L 13 

Tyndall, Mary, Mrs 24 

Tyson, A. A., Rev 22 

Tyson, Bessie 26 

Tyson, C. L 21 

Tyson, Courtney 5 

Tyson, Edward 5 

Tyson, Grigg 21 

Tyson, Ivy 26 

Tyson, James A 14 

Tyson, Joab 21 

Tyson, John J 17, 21 

Tyson, Laney 21 

Tyson, Lucy K 21 

Tyson, Moses 5 

Tyson, Rachel 27 

Tyson, Seth 26 

Tyson, Sherrod 13 

Tyson, Warren 23 

Venters, Bud 18, 19, 20 

Venters, G. W 14 

Vines, J. L 24 

Vinson, Edna Earl 26 

Vinson, James 23 

Vinson, John 23, 26 

Virgin, Sarah Elizabeth 27 

Waller, Jacob 7 

Ward, Deanna 26 

Ward, Gideon 14 

Warren, Jethro 7 

Warren, John 3 

Watson, Mary 4 

Weathington, Isaac 1 7, 1 8 

Weathington, Robert A 17 

Webb, Matilda 26 

Wetherington, Jimmy 22 

Wetherington, Maggie 22 

White, James 7 

White, W. J 22 

Whitehead, William 14 

Whitehurst, Batson 8 

Whitehurst, Henry 8 

Whitehurst, Hillery 8 

Whitehurst, Patsy 8 

Whitehurst, Thomas 8 

Whitley, Lizzie 26 

Wilkerson, Frances, Mrs 20 

Williams, Edward 8 

Williams, James 12 

Williams, John A., Rev 22 

Williams, L. H 22 

Williams, R., Jr 22 

Williams, Richard 14 

Williams, Tryphena 8 

Williams. Stephen E 8 



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Willoughby, John F 14 

Wilson, R.T 15 

Wingate, John 7 

Woolard, Emeline 24 

Wooten, Hattie 26 

Wooten, Lance 23 



Worthington, Mary E 27 

Worthington, Mr. 20 

Worthington, N. A 23 

Worthington, R. H 27 

Yarborough, Capt 2 



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SIMON WHITEHURST, REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION 1 

WEEKS/SHAW/COX DEPOSITION, HYDE CO., NC, 1759 7 

LAYING OUT TOWN OF MARTINSBOROUGH, 1771 9 

PETITION FOR PARDON FOR JOB TYSON, 1782 10 

NC GENERAL ASSEMBLY RECORDS 11 

JOSEPH AND ZILPHA BLOUNT ACCT. OF SALE, 1821 13 

WILL OF JOSEPH BROOKS, SHELBY CO., TN., 1832 14 

WILL OF WILKES BROOKS, SHELBY CO., TN., 1847 15 

PITT COUNTY COURT MINUTES, 1863-1864 16 

TRIP TO BEAVER DAM TOWNSHIP, 1892 21 

mrs. jane eliza smith hardee letter, 1904 22 

red banks public school census, 1907 23 

winterville baptist church history 25 

greene county death certificates 26 

hamilton family marriages 31 

Bible Records Streeter Slave Record 32 

Jonas Nelson, Jr. Bible Record 32 

fillers 

b. a. thigpen slave runaway, 1845 6 

j. t. pollard's grist mill, 1884 „ 7 

BURT PARAMORE & DICK PEEBLES, VILLIANS DEAD, 1884 8 

WILLIAM STATON'S GRIST MILL, 1891 10 

LAFAYETTE COX HOUSE BURNED, 1892 12 

AMONG THE HEATHEN, 1896 13 

THOMAS WIGGINS HIDDEN MONEY FOUND, 1909 14 

CLAYROOT TO VANCEBORO MILE POSTS, 1883 15 

SERMONS FAMILY COURT NOTICE, 1884 22 

C. C. KIRKMAN, BEE MAN, 1884 25 



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Simon Whitehurst, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of Simon Whitehurst 
found on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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State of Georgia, Telfair County 

On this seventh day of October 1 834 personally appeared in open Court before the Justices of 
the Inferior Court, now sitting Simon WHITEHURST, a resident of the County & State aforesaid aged 
Eighty years who being first duley Sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following 
declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed the Seventh June 1 832, Viz.: That 
he entered the servis of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated; 
that he entered the Service of the United States as volunteer about the last of October in the year 1778 as 
near as he can recollect. That he was born in the State of Virginia Prince Ann County; but was living in 
Beaufort County at the time of entering the Service, was attached to the Regiment commanded by Genl. 
ASH, and Genl. BRYANT and Colonel CARS WELL, his Servises were confined to the State of Georgia 
and South Carolina. He was in a general engagement at Bryar Creek in which engagement was taken 
prisoner and put on board the prison Ship Munificence then lying at Cockspur Island at the mouth of St. 
Augustine Creek just below Savannah in company with the Whiley & Nancy that he ran away from the 
Brinish and entered the American service again and was at the Battle of Stono in South Carolina; and was 
in several Skirmishes with the Tories in one of which he received a wound which Shot through the left leg, 
and that his services continued at least thirteen months including the two months he was a prisoner of war. 
He further declares that he has no documentary evidence and that the only evidence he can obtain it is the 
testimony of John MARSHALL who has seen his discharge. 

1 hereby relinquish every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except the present and declare that my 
name is not on the pension Roll of the Agency of any State. 

1st Question by the Court. Have you any record of your age? If so, where is it? 
Answer - 1 have none. 

2 Question by the Court. Where & in what year were you born? 

I was born in Pr ince Ann County State of Virginia in the year 1755 near as I can recollect about the 27th 
November. 

3 Question by the Court. Where were you living when called into Service? Where have you since 
lived the revolutionary war, and where do you now live? 

Answer. I was living in Beaufort County N. Carolina and lived there until 1794 - as near as recollected 
when I removed to Hancock County State of Georgia and now reside in this County. 
4th Question by the Court. How were you called into Service - were you drafted - did you volunteer 
-or were you a Substitute, and if a Substitute for whom? 

Answer - 1 was a volunteer. 

5th question by the Court. Can you read or write? 

Answer. I can read print, but can neither read nor write writing. 

6th Question by the Court. State the names of some of the Regular officers who were with the Troops 
where you Served, such Continental and Militia Regiments as you recollect and also the General 
Circumstances of your Service? 

Answer. Genl. ELBERT, Colonel MCINTOSH, Genl. LINCOLN and Colonel PAXTON. That I was at the 
Battle of Bryar Creek where I was taken prisoner and put on board a prison ship then lying at Cockspur 
Island just below Savannah where I remained at least two months after his escaping from the British. I 



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entered the American Servis again, and was at the battle of Stono in S. Carolina, and was in several other 
Skirmishes with the Tories-- 

7th Question by the Court. Did you receive a commission & if so by whom was it signed & what has 
become of it? 

Answer. I never reed, any commission. 

8th Question by the Court. State the namems of persons to whom you are Known in your present 
neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and good behaviour, your 
Services as a Revolutionary Soldier? 

Answer. James NASH, Abamalas LEAVINGSTON, Jacob CLEMMENTS; and John MARSHALL, who 
can tastafy as to have seen my regular discharge signed by Colonel Paxton of the revolution. Sworn to and 
subscribed the day and year above written. 

C. J. SHELTON, JIC Simon (his mark) WHITEHURST 

James A. ROGERS, JIC 
Thos L. SWAIN, JIC 



State of Georgia Telfair County} 

On this 29th day of April 1835 in open Court before the Judge of the superior Court of said County 
personally appeared Simon WHITEHURST a resident of said County and State who after being duly sworn 
deposeth and saith that he has made application to the war department for a pension to which he 
is informed and believes he is entitled under an act of Congress passed on the 7th day of June eighteen 
hundred and thirty two for the benefit and remuneration of soldiers of the revolution and that he is also 
informed and believes that the reason why he has not received his pension is on account of his application 
(which he is informed is of file with the said department) not being sufficiently explanatory of the services 
performed by this applicant and in farther explanation of said services deposeth as follows, That he entered 
his first service for three months under Captain -CARS WELL who was afterwards promoted to Col. and 
that for those three months service he got his discharge from Governor CARSWELL which discharge is 
burnt as before proven. That he afterwards volunteered for three months under Captain Robert SHORTER? 
THAXTON? and after the expiration of that three months service, applicant then volunteered for five 
months under Colonel Carswell, Major MCEVAIN, Captain Nath'l CANNON and Lieut Seth STAFFORD, 
that Capt CANNON quit the service and Lieut STAFFORD suceeded him as Captain and was afterwards 
cashured - George FALKNER was his next Captain and had the command at the battle of Byer Creek, 
when applicant was taken prisoner in the month of March but he does not recollect the year. That he 
remained a prisoner near two months on Cockspur Island and escaped. After escaping from the British he 
entered the camp of General LINCHAN where he met with one of his neighbors, Capt Danl WHITE who 
had two months and a half to serve and that Colonel Paxton persuaded applicant to volunteer for that time 
which he did, and that the second day after he entered this last service he was in the battle at Stono, his 
Lieutenant's name was George PRINGLE and his Ensign-PERRY. All the pay he ever received was during 
the five months service which was twenty dollars, paid him by the paymaster at Kingston. For his last 
service he had a regular discharge from Col. PAXTON and which is accounted for in his application now 
of file at the department. Applicant farther states that his age has so impaired his memory that he cannot 
recollect the dates of his several services and that he is unacquainted with letters and cannot read to refer to 
the times as many applicants do. 

Sworn to and Subscribed in Simon (his mark) WHITEHURST 

open Court the date above written. 
James POTHILL, Judge Supr. Courts 
Southn Dist Ga. 

Attest John MCDEARMID Clerk 



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"1st 

When General GAGE first came in to Boston, date not recollected, Captain EVANS and Lieutenant 
CAMPAIN raised a company of minute men and I Simon WHITEHURST was one of that Company and 
Captain EVANS & Lieutenant CAMPAIN enlisted in the regular service & the said Simon WHITEHURST 
further saith that he under Captain WALLIS & Lieutenant TRIP when the people rebelled about Cross 
Creek & Cape Fear Governor CASWELL called all the minute men out William CASWELL a Captain and 
Richard CASWELL Lieutenant & old Governor CASWELL commander in chief we marched and met the 
Tories at a place called Mose [sic,Moore's] Creek and there Defeated them then we were marched back to 
Kingston and nuse River and there discharged by Governor CASWELL himself and the discharges I 
carried home and put them in my father's chest and have not seen them since. 

2nd tower [sic, tour] 

And after I returned home I was call [out again under Captain SAULTER and Lieutenant KNOX marched 
to Wilmington and there remained three months under Colonel BROWN and Major TRIP and was 
discharged by Colonel BROWN the discharges I also took home and put them in my father's chest and have 
not seen them since. The regular soldiers marched with us to Wilmington the regular officers were Colonel 
BUNCOMBE, Colonel PATTEN, Major C. LAWSON [?] the same date forgotten. 

3rd tower 

In October 1778 I was living in Beaufort County and fixed myself to go and look at the Tennessee Country 
started and got up into Pitt County and there they were a drafting and raising volunteers and I volunteered 
in Greenville on Tar River in Pitt County under Captain CANNON & Lieutenant STAFFORD and marched 
to Kinston and rendezvoused there then we marched to the ten mile house by Charleston there Captain 
CANNON deserted us then Lieutenant STAFFORD became Captain and FORTNER became Lieutenant 
and then we were Marched up Savannah River to a place called Wallow homes bluff and there Captain 
STAFFORD went over the river in to georgia and got an elegant mare and discharged one of the men and 
sent him off on the mare then he was tried by a court m arshal l and was broake of his commission then 
FORTNER became Captain and the british marched out of augusta and we marched in then we marched to 
brier Creek there the Enemy came uppon us and I was taken a prisoner with General ELBERT and Colonel 
MCINTOSH and Colonel ALSTON and put on boar of a prison Ship c alld Munificence General ASHE 
Chief Commander escaped from being taken by his fleeing from the battle Colonel CASWELL was not 
taken, he was over the River with the brigade Major MCELVAIN escaped General BRYANT escaped the 
British came on board to list out the prisoners. This battle at Brier Creek was fought date 1 779 I Si mmo n 
WHITEHURST Enlisted and was to have three guineas bounty and a mounths pay & at months end but 
when I got on land I did not stay with them many days I ran away from them and swam over Savanna River 
and went to General LINCOLN'S Camps he had a list of the prisoners that was taken showed him that I 
was in a five months tour General LINCOLN'S Station near a place called Stono there was a British Army 
Station at Stono there was Captain WHITE and Lieutenant SHINKLE with a parcel of volunteers and 
malitia and there I volenteered with them for two months and a half and Colonel PAXTON gave me Some 
Clothes and the third day after I got there we marchd to Stono and there I received a wound in the left leg in 
a battle fought there and when my time was out Colonel Paxton discharged me for the first five months and 
then gave me a discharge for the last two months and a half after my owne officers were gone. The two 
discharges that Col. PAXTON gave me got burnt in my house after I received my discharge from Colonel 
PAXTON I never went anymore at all these discharges has been proven by my neighbor that has seen them 
and been sent befor I farther say if I could raise the day and I should have living witnesses to prove my 
servis. 

I shall be eightty six the 26th of November and this 1839} 

Simon WHITEHURST 



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Declaration of Simon WHITEHURST, in order to obtain the benefit of act of Congress, passed June 7 th 
1832. 

State of Georgia, County of Telfair. 

on this 28th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, Personally 
appeared in open Court, Before the Superior Court of the County and State aforesaid, now sitting, Simon 
WHITEHURST, a resident of the County aforesaid and State of Georgia, aged eighty-eight years in 
november last, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following 
declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress, passed June 7th, 1832. 

That he entered the Service of the united States under the following named officers, and served as 
herein Stated: That he entered the service in the revolution in Pitt County North Carolina as a volunteer or 

minute man under Captain William CARSWELL and CARSWELL, was first Lieutenant in said 

company, that deponent resided in Beaufort County N. Carolina at the time of his entering the service, he 
does not Know the date of the year, but believes that it was the year in which the British landed at 
Wilmington N. C, that he volunteered for three months, at the expiration of which time he received a 
discharge from service, Signed by William CARSWELL, and deponent soon after volunteered in the 
company of Capt. Robert SALTER and belonged to the regiment of Col. BROWN, and was stationed at 
Kingston on Nuse River in N. Carolina and from there they were carried to Wilmington N. C. when 
deponent received a discharge from service Signed by Col. BROWN. 

Soon after receiving the said last discharge the deponent volunteered in Greenville, Pitt County N. C. 
for five months under Captain Nathaniel CANNON, and was marched to Kingston, N. C. from thence was 
marched to within ten miles of Charleston in South Carolina, at which place Capt. CANNON deserted the 

army and went home, and STAFFORD was appointed to fill the vacancy of Capt. CANNON. 

George FORTNER was Lieutenant in the said Company, and the Army was under the Command of the 
following officers, to wit, Major MACKLEBAIN, Col. William CARSWELL, Genl. BRYANT and Genl. 
ASHE, the Army was marched from near Charleston to a place called Wallowhorn Bluff on the savannah 
River below Augusta, Georgia, there deponent's Captain STAFFORD was arrested and tried by a court- 
martial for a supposed theft in stealing a horse, and broke of his commission, when Lieutenant FORTNER 
succeeded him in Command. From Wallowhorn Bluff they were marched to Purysburg, S. C. at which 
place Genl. LINCOLN was then Stationed, and from Purysburg, they were marched to Augusta, Georgia, 
but the British had left Augusta before they arrived there, deponent remained with the army at Augusta a 
few days, and from thence they were marched to Briar Creek in Georgia, and found the Bridge had been 
destroyed, the American troops were put to worke to repair the Bridge for the Army to cross, and while 
they were engaged repairing said Bridge, they were attacked by the British. The American troops were 
defeated, and deponent with a great many others were taken prisoners by the British, among the persons 
deponent recollects the following Officers General ELBERT and Col. MCINTOSH of the regular army and 
Col. ALSTON of the militia were taken at the same time with deponent, and carried to Savannah Ga. and 
from there to Cock-spur Island near Savannah and put on board of a British Ship (Manificence) deponent 
then feigned to enlist in the British Service and was promised three guineas and one months pay in 
advance, from Cock-spur he was carried to a place called Ebenezer about twenty-five miles above 
Savannah from which place deponent run away without receiving the British Bounty. From Ebenezer 
deponent made his way to Stono in S. C. at which place he fell in with the army of General LINCOLN and 
on the third day after deponents arrival at Stono, he volunteered in Capt. WHITE'S company - PRINGLE 
was Lieut, in said Company, and deponent fought in the Battle of Stono which took place soon after his 
arrival at that place, he belonged to the regiment of Col. PAXTON, and received a wound in the leg from a 
ball and was incapable of doing camp duty for about four months in consequence of said Wound, on the 
night after the battle of Stono the British left the Fort. From Stono deponent went home to Beaufort 
County, North Carolina, and received a discharge from service, signed by Col. PAXTON. Deponent states 
that he was known to Colonel PATTON and Colonel BUNCOMBE who were stationed at Wilmington 
North Carolina that he has no documentary evidence in his possession, that his two first discharges he left 



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in a chest belonging to his father in N. C. and does not Know what has become of them, that his last 
discharges he had in his possession until about twenty years ago, when he had the misfortune to have his 
dwelling house destroyed by fire in Montgomery County, Georgia when his discharges were burnt up. That 
he Knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service except Reuben NAIL 
of Tattnall County, Georgia. 

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present and declares 
that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State or Territory. 
Sworn to and subscribed in open court 

the day and year aforesaid} Simon (his mark) WHITEHURST 

Carleton B. COLE 

Judge of Superior Courts of Southern Circuit of Georgia 
Presiding at Telfair 



State of Georgia Tattnall County} 

Before me John J. GRAY a Justice of the peace for said County and State personally appeared Reuben 
NAIL, who after being sworn according to law deposeth and saith that he was a soldier of the revolution 
war in the american army, and that Simon WHITEHURST of the County of Telfair and State aforesaid was 
also a soldier of the revolution, that deponent was engaged in the battle of Brier Creek and that he saw 
Simon WHITEHURST in said battle and that deponent states further that Simon WHITEHURST was taken 
a prisoner by the British at Brier Creek and deponent also states that he had an uncle taken at the same time 
with said Simon WHITEHURST, and they were both carried by the British to Savannah, Georgia, and 
deponent states that the said Simon WHITEHURST again joined the American troops and stated that he 
had run away from the British, deponent states that he was not in the Same company with Simon 
WHITEHURST that he was in a different company but was well acquainted with Simon WHITEHURST in 
time of the revolution, and that he is served as a private soldier during the period of deponent's 
acquaintance with him. 

Sworn to and subscribed before Reuben (his mark) NAIL 

me this eighth day of November 1842} 
John J. GRAY, JP 



State of Georgia Telfair County} 

On this 5 th day of March AD 1855 personally appeared before us Madison BURKHALTER and Jacob C 
CLEMENTS residents of the County and State aforesaid who being duly and severally swom in Open 
Court according to Law, declares that they were personally present and saw Simon WHITEHURST and 
Christianna E. BURKHALTER married on the 6 th of November AD 1832, that Gabriel M. C. CLEMENTS 
(J.P.) performed the marriage ceremony, that they lived together as man & wife. Deponants further declare 
that they are not interested in the claim. 
Sworn to and Subscribed before 

Us in Open Court the day & year Madison BURKHALTER 

Aforesaid} Jacob C CLEMENTS 

P. P. COFFEE J.J.C, T. C. 
D MCRAE J.J.C 
G W S HALL J J C 
AMDUFFIE J.J.C 



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State of Georgia Telfair County} 

On this 9 th day of May AD 1855 personally appeared before us Henry BURKHALTER a resident of the 
County & State aforesaid who being duly Sworn according to Law declares that he was personally present 
& Saw Simon WHITEHURST, the Husband of Christianna E WHITEHURST, die in Hamilton County, 
State of Florida, on the 6 th day of May AD 1848. 1 was at his burying & that Christianna E WHITEHURST 
is now a widow. Deponant further declares that he is not interested in the Claim. 
Sworn to and Subscribed before 

Us in Open Court the day & year Henry BURKHALTER 

Aforesaid} 

P. P. COFFEE J.J.C 

DMCRAE J.J.C 

A W DUFFIE J.J.C 



[LETTER] 

Telfair County 
June 14, 1855 

S P WALUS Esq. 
Comr of Pensions 
Sir, 

Respectfiully request you to send my warrant to Levi S RUSSELL Esqr Savannah Georgia 
Attest 

Jno F. MCRAE Christianna (her mark) WHITEHURST 



Thigpen Slave Runaway, 1845 

Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, May 3, 1845 



$20 REWARD 

RANAWAY from the subscriber on the 30 th ult. my negro woman 

DEVISA 

And her child about 5 years old. Devisa is about 21 years old, not very dark 
complected, tolerable large and quite tall. She was raised near Bethel 
meeting house, Pitt county, by William Carney, where I expect she is lurking. 
The above reward will be given for their delivery to the subscriber at his 
residence near Conetoe meeting house, Edgecombe county, or if lodged in 
any jail so that I get them again. All persons are forbid harboring or 
carrying off said negroes, under penalty of the law. 

B. A. THIGPEN. 

May 2, 1845. 



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Weeks/Shaw/Cox Deposition, Hyde Co., NC, 1759 

The following was transcribed from a photocopy of an original document found in Hyde County records 
(exact record group unknown); NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. The photocopy was found in the genealogical 
papers of the Lt. Col. John Harvey Linton, a native of Kinston, NC, who served in the Pacific during World 
War II as a fighter pilot and was later employed as a professor at Campbell College and East Carolina 
University. His genealogical papers are now owned by the Pitt County Family Researchers. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

«£♦ «£♦ «£♦ 



[ON COVER] 

Deposition of Reba. SAT HER THWAITE & Ann MIXON 

Ordered to be Regd. 

Recorded in the Orphan Book Dec. Court 1759 
Stephen DENNING Clk Hyde County 
Feb: 22 

Ezekiel WEEKS & Deliverance SHAW Came into the County of Hyde in the Province of North Carolina 
and said that they were Man & Wife and so past, but Rebeca SAT HERT HWAITE and Ann MIXON, Saith 
upon Oath before us to of his Majestys Justices of the Peace for Hyde County, that they Saw the said 
Ezekiel WEEKS & the said Deliverance SHAW Married in Wedlock to Each other by Thomas SMITH 
Esq. one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace for the County Hyde, and Since they were married, have had 
two Children/ by name/ Ezekiel WEEKS,/ who is now Dead/ and Sarah WEEKS then, who is now by 
name, Sarah COX, wife of Aron COX, and further the Deponants Saith not. Given under our hands this, 14 
Day of November Anno Dom. 1759 

John SMITH JP 
Richd. HARVEY JP 



J. T. Pollard's Grist Mill, 1884 

Eastern Reflector, July 30, 1884 

GRAND FISHING FROLIC — On Thursday, August 14 th , Mr. J. T. POLLARD will turn off the water in 
his mill pond, three miles west of Greenville, and invites everybody in Pitt and surrounding counties who 
wants to have a good time and enjoy a fine day's sport catching fish, to be present. The mill pond is full of 
very fine chub, jack, catfish, mullets and other fresh water fish, which are free to all who wish to go after 
them. The perch and government carp are to be saved to restock the pond, and we are requested to ask any 
one who may catch any of the above named fish to give them to Mr. POLLARD, who will have a small 
pond prepared for their safe keeping. No whiskey or brandy will be sold that day at Mr. POLLARD'S store, 
because he wants to have a pleasant time, but he will have on hand plenty of good barbecue, with ice 
lemonade and lager beer to wash it down. He proposes to monopolize all the selling of anything to eat or 
drink at the mill that day, and therefore prohibits any other person going there for that purpose. The water 
will be turned off at a time when the farmers are at leisure, and Mr. POLLARD hopes that his friends in the 
county will take advantage of this offer and come to see the fun. We learn that Greenville will be well 
represented. Don't forget the date, Thursday, Aug. 14. 



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Pitt Co.-Dobbs Co. Boundary Line, 1764 

Found in the Acts of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1764; Colonial and State Records of North 
Carolina, by Walter Clark, 1899; Volume 23. Contributed by Roger Kammerer 

OS 

CHAPTER XVII. 

An Act directing the Boundary Line between the County of Dobbs and Pitt, and appointing 

Commissioners to see the same Run. 

I. Whereas the Act of Assembly instituted, An Act for erecting the upper Part of Beaufort County into a 
County and Parish, by the Name of Pitt County, and St. Michael's Parish; and for adjourning the Court 
from the Court House on the Land of Thomas BONNER, to the Court House in Bath Town, and other 
Purposes therein mentioned; no Commissioners were appointed by the said Act for running the Boundary 
Line between the Counties of Dobbs and Pitt; by reason whereof the Line has never been run; and the 
Inhabitants within the disputed Bounds refuse to give in a list of their Taxables, or pay their Taxes in either 
of the said Counties: For Remedy whereof, 

II. Be it Enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, and by the Authority of the same, That Mr. 
Richard CASWELL, Mr. John SIMPSON, and Mr. William WILSON, be appointed Commissioners, and 
they are hereby impowered and required to run the said dividing Line between the Counties of Dobbs and 
Pitt; from Blount's Ford on Little Cotentney Creek, to Luke WHITE'S, then up the middle Swamp to 
William WILSON'S, and from thence to the nearest part of Edgecomb County; which said Lines, when run 
by the Commissioners aforesaid, or any two of them, shall be by them entered on Record in the Court of 
Each of the said Counties of Dobbs and Pitt, and shall thereafter be deemed and taken to be the dividing 
Lines between the said Counties. 

III. And for defraying the Charge of running the said Line, Be it further Enacted by the Authority 
aforesaid, That the Inferior Courts of each of the said Counties of Dobbs and Pitt shall lay a sufficient Poll 
Tax on the Inhabitants of their respective Counties (which shall be levied in the same manner as other 
Public Taxes) as shall be sufficient to pay and satisfy their respective Commissioners for the Charge and 
Trouble in running the aforesaid Line. 



Burt Paramore & Dick Peebles, Villians Dead, 1884 

Carolina Watchman, Salisbury, NC, July 17, 1884 

Thus Time Revenges Crimes 

Few of our readers have forgotten the series of outrages in Pitt county with which the PARAMORE 
and PARKER brothers were associated; the burning of barns; the attempt to poison Mr. 
LAUGHINGHOUSE'S well; the murder of Gen. Bryan GRIMES; the suicide at Cheraw; the conviction at 
Wilson, etc., etc. And now comes another chapter to the villianeous history. 

Washington Gazette says:- — "Burt PARAMORE and Dick PEEBLES, while attempting to break into 
a house near Baltimore, Md., were shot and killed. Burt PARAMORE will be remembered as one of the 
PARAMORE brothers. Dick PEEBLES was a native of Pitt county." — Farmer and Mechanic. 



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Laying Out Town of Martinsborough, 1771 

Found in the Acts of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1771; Colonial and State Records of North 
Carolina, by Walter Clark, 1899; Volume 23. Contributed by Roger Kammerer 

08 

CHAPTER XVIII. 

An Act for laying out a Town on the Land of Richard Evans, in Pitt County, 
by the name of Martinborough. 

I. Whereas the Land of Richard EVANS, on the South side of Tar River, in Pitt County, hath been 
represented to this Assembly as a convenient Place for Trade, and the Inhabitants of the said County being 
desirous that a Town should be established thereon: 

II. Be it Enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, and by the Authority of the same, That so soon 
as the said Richard EVANS shall signify his Consent in open Court of the said County of Pitt, to have One 
Hundred Acres of Land laid out for a Town, as hereinafter is directed, it shall and may be lawful for Wyriot 
Ormond, Richard EVANS, Charles FORBES, Henry ELLIS, and George EVANS, Gentlemen, or the • 
Majority of them, who are hereby nominated and appointed Commissioners, with full Power and Authority 
to lay out the said One Hundred Acres of Land on the South Side of Tar River for a Town, by the Name of 
Martinborough; and they or a Majority of them, are hereby directed and impowered to lay out the same at 
and adjoining the said River, into Lots of Half an Acre each, with convenient Streets, and a Place for a 
Church and Market. 

III. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That when the Commissioners, or the Majority of 
them, shall have laid out the said Town in Manner as aforesaid, they and each of them shall have Power to 
take Subscriptions for the said Lots, of such Persons as are willing to subscribe for them; and when the said 
Commissioners shall have taken Subscriptions for One Hundred Lots, or Upwards, they shall appoint a 
Day, and give Public Notice to the Subscribers of the Day appointed, for drawing of the said Lots, which 
shall be done by Ballot, in a Fair and Open Manner, in the presence of the Commissioners, or a Majority of 
them; and such Subscriber shall be entitled to the Lot or Lots which shall happen to be drawn for him, and 
correspond with the Mark or Number contained in the Plan of the said Town; And the Commissioners or 
the Majority of them are hereby impowered and directed to grant, convey and acknowledge, by Deed, the 
said Lots, to the Persons who shall be entitled to the same, and his Heirs and Assigns forever, in Fee 
Simple, upon the Payment of Fifty Shillings, Proclamation Money. 

IV. And for continueing the Succession of the Commissioners, Be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, 
That in Case any of the Commissioners herein named shall die, remove out of the Province, or shall refuse 
to Act, the Remainder of the Commissioners in this Act appointed shall and may elect and appoint other 
Commissioners, to serve and Act in their Stead. 

V. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That Charles FORBES be, and is hereby 
appointed Treasurer and receiver, of all such Sum and Sums of Money which shall arise by the Sale of the 
said Lots, for the Use of the said Richard EVANS, his Heirs and Assigns: And on the Death or Departure 
of the said Treasurer, out of the Government, the said Commissioners, or the Majority of them, or their 
Survivors, shall appoint some other Person, in the Room of the said Treasurer. 

VI. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Treasurer, herein appointed by the 
Commissioners as aforesaid, shall account for and pay unto the said Richard EVANS, his Heirs or Assigns, 
all such Monies, as shall be by him received, on the Sale of all and every Lot and Lots that shall be sold in 
each Year, on the Twenty Fourth Day of June yearly. 



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Petition For Pardon for Job Tyson, 1782 



Found in the Acts of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1782; Colonial and State Records of North 
Carolina, by Walter Clark, 1899; Volume 16, Pages 580-581. Contributed by Roger Kammerer 



To His Excellency Thos. BURKE, Esqr., Governor of the State of North Carolina, and the Honourable 
Gentlemen of the Council: 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of Pitt County Humbly Sheweth: That Mr. Job TYSON having taken a 
Parole from Lord Cornwallis as he was passing through this State and hath not acted an Inimical part 
against it, so far as to take up Arms, but he being young and apprehensive, that his conduct was sufficient 
to brmg him to severe punishment, left this State and went into South Carolina so that he being ignorant of 
the Several Proclamations offered to Delinquents could not Avail himself thereof. 

And as the sd. Job TYSON had before taken an active part in Defence of this State and freely Turned out as 
a Volunteer in Defence of this State when the British first Reduced Charlestown and a person intirely 
young, and we doubting not but if he Should be received again as a Citizen but that he will become a useful 
member of Society. We, the Subscribers, do hereby recommend & Humbly Petition to your Excellency & 
Honour to Pardon him, not Doubting in the least but that his Conduct hereafter will prove Sufficient to 
merit the approbation of all good Citizens. 

John HARDEE, J. P. William JOHNSON 



William Staton's Grist Mill, 1891 

Daily Reflector, Dec. 23, 1891 
Mr. William STATON now has his grist mill near Mr. Ashley WHICHARD'S ready for operation He 
grinds every Saturday. 



♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 



Martinborough, April 1st, 1782. 



Saml. STAFFORD, C. L. H. 
Henry ELLIS 
John SIMPSON, J. P. 
Matthew RANDOLPH 
George MOYE 
Benj. MAY, J. P. 
David PERKINS 
Matthw. HODGES 
Stephen BROOKS 
Thos. RINGGOLD 
Josiah LITTLE 
Rich. ALLEN 
Wm. WHITFIELD 
Jas. LATHAM 
Jas. CRANDELL, 
Geo. EVANS 
Geo. FALCONER 
James BYNUM 
Cornelius TISON 
Jonathan TISON 
Aaron TISON 
Wm. TISON 
Isaac BALDREE 



Solomon ALLISON 
Thomas GOFF 
James MAY 
Thomas BOX 
Dr. Rich. WILLIAMS 
George WOLFENDEN 
Watkins HART 
George SUGG 
Charles TIDDELL 
Barnum HEART 
Samuel TRUSS 
William HEART 
Louis DAVIS 
Jesse JORDAN 
Frederick TISON 
George MOYE, Jr. 
Samuel HUZE 
Abraham JOYNER 
George DIKES 
Jesse DIKES 
John JOYNER, Jr. 
William OTTRY 
John JOYNER 



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NC General Assembly Records 

These are random notes concerning Pitt County found in the NC General Assembly Papers, NC Archives, 

Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Apr. 29, 1783— On motion, resolved, that the clerk of the House of Commons reissue to John SIMPSON, 
of Pitt County, a Certificate for such sum as may appear to have been allowed him for attendance as a 
member of that House in April and May, 1782. That the Board of Auditors for the District of New Bern 
reissue to Mr. SIMPSON the following certificates, vizt.: One for 17,563 pounds currency, also one for one 
pound fifteen shillings specie & one for about £27, having due respect to the dates and numbers of these 
certificates as heretofore issued. And resolved further, that they also reissue to the said Mr. SIMPSON a 
certificate for six pounds specie, being a balance due him for and on account of Coin overpaid in his 
specific tax for the year 1781, it appearing that this, together with the above mentioned certificates, are lost. 

Apr. 30, 1784— The Bill for annexing part of the County of Pitt to Beaufort County, was read the second 
time and rejected. 

Dec. 7, 1785— Reed, likewise the Bill for annexing part of the County of Pitt to Beaufort County. 
Endorsed, read the second time, amended and passed. 

Nov. 4, 1786— Received from the Senate the resignation of William SHERROD as a Justice of the peace 
for Pitt County; endorsed, read and accepted; which being read, were accepted by this House and returned. 

Nov. 26, 1786 — Mr. J. G. BLOUNT moved for leave and presented a Bill for establishing an academy at the 
place now called Martinborough in the County of Pitt, which was read the first time, passed & sent to the 
Senate. 

Dec. 13, 1786— The Bill for establishing an academy at the place now called Martinsborough, in the County 
of Pitt, and for altering the name of Martinsborough to that of Greensville, was read the second time, 
amended, passed and sent to the Senate. 

Dec. 22, 1786— Genl. SIMPSON presented the petition of Mrs. Clara SALTER, of Pitt county, which was 
read and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons. 

Dec. 23, 1786— The Bill for annexing part of the County of Craven to Pitt County was read the third time, 
passed & sent to the Senate. 

Dec. 28, 1786— Received from the House of Commons the bill for annexing part of the county of Craven 
to Pitt county. Endorsed, "read the third time and passed." Ordered that this bill be read, which, being read, 
was passed the third time, and ordered to be Engrossed. 

The passage of this bill being objected to, it was, on motion of Mr. GALLAWAY, seconded by Mr. 
HARGET, ordered that the yeas and nays be taken thereon which were as follows, vizt: For passing of this 
bill— Messrs. Thomas Armstrong, Battle, Macon, McCawley, Genl. Simpson, Messrs. Bonner, Whiteside, 
Gillispie, Herritage, Lewis, Mooring, Hill, Mitchell, Hines, Martin and Tyson— 16. 
Against passing this bill— Messrs. Jordan, Moore, Genl. Gregory, Messrs. Eaton, Mayo, Clinton, General 
Rutherford, Messrs. Harget, Stone, Riddick, Gallaway, Campbell, Wynns and Miller— 14. So this bill was 
passed the third & last time. 

The subscribing members then moved for leave, and entered their dissent against the passage of this bill in 

the following words, vizt: 

Dissentient. 

Firstly, Because the representatives of Craven county, from whom we are to understand the sense of the 
people at large of that county, have not agreed to the passing this Bill. 

And secondly, Because it appears to this House that even a majority of the Inhabitants within the limits 
prescribed, and by this Bill added to Pitt county, wish to continue and remain Inhabitants of Craven county 
Signed by James GALLAWAY, Frederick HARGET, Richard CLINTON, Joseph RIDDICK, Anthony 



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BLEDSOE, Jacob JORDAN, Dempsey MOORE, Isaac GREGORY, John EATON, Nathan MAYO, John 
A. CAMPBELL, Griffith RUTHERFORD, Zedk. STONE, Wm. WYNNS and Stephen MILLER. 

Nov. 29, 1787— Received also a Bill impowering the Court of Pitt County to establish a Free Ferry over 
Tar River at the Town of Greeneville and to levy a tax on the Inhabitants of said County for that purpose. 
Endorsed, read the first time and passed. 

Dec. 20, 1787 — Received from the House of Commons the following Message: 

Mr. Speaker & Gentlemen: We propose that the General Assembly proceed to ballot for the field Militia 
Officers at four o'clock this evening & nominate for: 

Pitt County— John SALTER, Lt. Colo. Comdt.; Henry ELLIS, Lt. Colo.; Sterling DUPREE, 1st Major; 
Alexander HARDY, 2d Major. 

Nov. 7, 1789 — Received from the Senate a Bill to impower the County Court of Pitt to lay a tax annually 
for the purpose of building a Court House, Prison and Stocks, and for keeping the same in repair. Endorsed, 
read the first time and passed. This Bill was read the third time in this House, passed and ordered to be 
Engrossed. 

Nov. 8, 1790— Mr. LEIGH presented two petitions from sundry of the inhabitants of the counties of Pitt, 
Martin and Edgecombe; which being read, Mr. LEIGH moved for leave and presented a bill to pardon and 
consign to oblivion the offences and misconduct of certain persons; which was read the first time, passed 
and sent to the Senate. 

Dec. 4, 1790— The Speaker laid before the house a letter from the Secretary of the late Convention, 
enclosing a demand made on him as Secretary, by William BLOUNT, Esq., for an allowance for his 
attendance as a member of Convention for the county of Tennessee, with a statement of his reasons for 
refusing Mr. BLOUNT a certificate; which being read, on a motion made by Mr. M'Dowall, and seconded 

by Mr. Taylor Resolved, That it is the opinion of this house, that John Hunt, Esq., acquitted himself 

with great propriety, when as Secretary to the Convention he refused to grant to William BLOUNT, Esq., a 
certificate allowing him the travelling charges from Tennessee, as a member of the Convention, when he 
only travelled from Pitt; and that no further sum be allowed the said William BLOUNT, for his services as 
a member of the Convention. 

Dec. 9, 1790— Whereas it is represented to this General Assembly that Samuel CHERRY, John SMITH, 
Matthew LUTER, Charles WALDRON and Luke OSBORNE, inhabitants of the counties of Martin, Pitt 
and Edgecombe, in the State aforesaid, have at the instance of John WORSLEY, of Dobbs county, been 
indicted in the Superior court of New Bern district, for injury and violence done to him the said Worsley, 
and are now fined and imprisoned in the gaol of the said district on that account: And it being further 
represented that the said WORSLEY, jointly with others of the said counties, by their evil and villainous 
practices, had incensed the above named inhabitants in such manner as to lead them to the deeds for which 
they are now imprisoned and fined: Resolved, therefore, that the fines on the said Samuel CHERRY, John 
SMITH, Matthew LUTER, Charles WALDRON and Luke OSBORNE, and every of them, be, and they are 
hereby remitted; and that his Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby requested to grant a pardon to 
each of them, and to cause that they be released from imprisonment on their paying all cost. 



Lafayette Cox House Burned, 1892 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 16, 1892 

We regretted very much to learn of the misfortune that befell Mr. Lafayette COX, Contentnea township, 
last Thursday. On that day his dwelling house and three adjacent buildings were destroyed by fire, together, 
with his household furniture and clothing of himself and family. The fire occurred about 1 1 o'clock and 
caught from a stove flue through the roof of the cook room. The total loss amounts to about $2,000 upon 
which there was no insurance. This loss falls heavily on Mr. COX. 



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Joseph and Zilpha Blount Acct. of Sale, 1821 

Joseph and Zilpha Blount owned a hotel on Cotanche Street in Greenville, NC. This is an account of sale 
for the inventory of the hotel found in the William Moore Family Papers, #596, East Carolina Manuscript 
Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Account of Sale of Joseph BLOUNT and Zilpha BLOUNT his wife property Sold by me under an 
execution in favour of E B HARRELL use of Derenport Mattice & Co which was assigned to John 
CHERRY & Benjamin BRILEY the sale the 20 August 1 82 1 

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Among the Heathen, 1896 

Kings Weekly, Greenville, NC, September 1896 

Helen, aged 4, was spending a night away from home. At bedtime she knelt at her hostess' knees to say her 
prayers, expecting the usual promptings. Finding Mrs. I. unable to help her out, she concluded thus: 
"Please, God, 'scuse me. I can't 'member my prayers, and I am stayin' with a lady that don't know any." 



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Will of Joseph Brooks, Shelby Co., Tn., 1832 



This Will of Joseph Brooks, dated May 22, 1832, is found in Shelby County, Tenn. Will Book C-l, 1830- 
1847, p. 58. This transcript was found in the notes of Rachel Hord, of Crescent City, FL, in the William 
Moore Family Papers, #596, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina 
University, Greenville, NC. Joseph Brooks was born Feb. 1 1, 1785 in Pitt County, NC (twin of Wilkes 
Brooks), the son of William Brooks and Sarah Hardee. Joseph Brooks married by 1812 to Jemima Cannon, 
daughter of David Cannon. Recent research in Tennessee has uncovered that Joseph and Jemima Brooks 
also had another son Robert Brooks, b. Aug. 25, 1832. He came of age of 21 in 1853 and is found living in 

Texas in 1860. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Will of Joseph BROOKS 
State of Tennessee-Shelby County— May 22 1832 

In the name of God, Amen. 

I, Joseph BROOKS, being in good health and sound mind and memory do make this my last will and 
testament in the following form: Viz. 

First; I leave all my store of goods to be sold on a credit of 12 months and all my just debts payed by my 
executor hereafter named. I leave also all my notes and accounts to be collected by the same executor. 
Item: I give my beloved daughter, Sarah C. BROOKS, one negro girl by the name of Firby to her heirs and 
Assigns forever. 

Item: I now give to my beloved wife Jiamima BROOKS all the residue of my property during her 
widowhood consisting of land, negroes, household and kitchen furniture and stock of horses, cattle, hogs, 
and all other property which I possess to her proper use but not to be sold and at her decease I leave it to be 
sold equally and divided between all my children that is then surviving or equally divided as my executors 
may think proper. And what moneys there may be after settling my debts out of the store and notes and 
accounts I wish to be kept on interest or laid out for young negroes for my heirs which is to be divided 
equally among all after paying executors for their trouble and I make and appoint my beloved sons, Henry 
BROOKS and Lewis BROOKS, and my beloved friend, Andrew REMBERT, my executors to this my last 
will and testament. 

In witness whereof I set my hand and seal. Joseph BROOKS {Seal} 

Witnesses: 
A. REMBERT 
Thos. DOUGLASS 

State of Tennessee-Shelby County Court October Session 1834. 

The last will and testament of Joseph BROOKS, deceased, was produced in open court by A. REMBERT 
and Thos. DOUGLASS witnesses thereto being sworn that the signature and handwriting was that of 
deceased and that he executed same and was of sound mind and memory and it is ordered to be recorded. 

R. LAWRENCE Clerk 



Thomas Wiggins Hidden Money Found, 1909 

Daily Reflector, Mar. 22, 1909 

H. E. RICE brought to the Free Press office some old bank notes which were found by Mr. M. M. 
STOKES, a tenant on Mr. T. G. RICE'S farm in Pitt county. Mr. STOKES was tearing down an old out 
house, preparatory to erecting a new prize house. Wrapped in a piece of paper and stuck in a crack between 
one of the posts and weather boarding were several old bills, amounting to $100. The four bills shown to 
the Free Press reporter were, a ten dollar note, issued by Nat'l Bank of Hartford, in 1864, number 2801; 
Nat'l. Bank of Fairhaven, Mass., dated 1 864, number 1 50 1 ; a twenty dollar note Nat'l. Union Bank, 
Boston, dated 1865, number 1798. The bills are thought to have been concealed by Mr. Thos. WIGGINS, 
an uncle of Mr. RICE, who died in 1867.— Kinston Free Press. 



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Will of Wilkes Brooks, Shelby Co., Tn., 1847 



This Will is found in Shelby County, Tenn. Will Book 2-D, 1847-1855, p. 78-79. This transcript was found 
in the notes of Rachel Hord, of Crescent City, FL, in the William Moore Family Papers, #596, East 
Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Wilkes 
Brooks was born Feb. 11, 1785 in Pitt County, NC (twin of Joseph Brooks), the son of William Brooks and 
Sarah Hardee. Wilkes Brooks married on Jan. 7, 1812 in Pitt Co., NC to Martha Elizabeth (Betsy) Tucker. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

«£♦ «£♦ 

Wilks BROOKS Will April Term 1849 

I Wilks BROOKS do make and publish this as my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking and making 
void all other wills by me at any time made. 

First direct that all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of money that I may die 
possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executor. First, I give to Joseph BROOKS one negro 
man by the name of Abner with what I have given him it being his share of my estate. 
I give to Margaret THOMPSON two negro women Louiza and Dinar, it being her share with what I have 
given her before. 

I give to Martha Ann BROOKS six negroes, namely Vine Henrietta, Allen, Mark, John and Gilbert, bed & 
furniture. 

I give to Sally BROOKS five negroes Viz Vilet, Hanna, Clarissa, Ora, and little Daniel, , bed & furniture, 
also I give to Joseph B. SHUTE three negroes namely Martha, Dick and Jeny with what I have given him 
for his share. 

Also I give Sopha PARKER a hundred dollars with what she has received for her share. All the property 
not given away I leave to be sold and equally divided among my children at my death. I do hereby 
nominate & appoint my son Jos. BROOKS Executor to this my will to sell at public or private sale 
whichever is thought best, without being compelled to give security without it appears he is a wasteing the 
Estate. In witness whereof I do, to this my will set my hand and seal this 13th of May 1847. 
No witness Present. 

Witness Wilks BROOKS 

Nathe THOMPSON 
James BROOKS 

State of Tennessee Shelby County Court April Term 1849 

A paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Wilks BROOKS deed was presented to the 
court for Probate and thereupon came into court Nathe THOMPSON and James BROOKS subscribing 
witness thereto, who after being duly sworn depose and say that they are acquainted with the handwriting 
of the said Wilks BROOKS and they verily believe that the signature attached to the said paper writing 
purporting to be the last will & testament of Wilks BROOKS deed to be genuine. Ordered that said will be 
recorded. 

Recorded April 15, 1849 Wm. L. DEWOODY Clerk 



Clay root to Vanceboro Mile Posts, 1883 

Newbern Daily Journal, Newbern, NC, Sept. 19, 1883 

Coxville Items, Pitt County — "Vans Ber" is the way they spell Vanceboro on the mile posts on the 
Clayroot Road in this county. We wonder if Zebulon would understand it were he to travel that road. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1863-1864 

The following are selected items taken from the minutes of the Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for Nov. 1863-Feb. 1864 found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East 
Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



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November 1863 



[p. 202] first lot of salt purchased by the County be delivered to Amos EVANS, Salt Commissioner to 
distribute to the indigent families of soldiers. 

November 4, 1863 Present} Henry S. CLARK, W. J. BLOW, Edward Hoell 

Administration on estate of Benjamin BROWN granted to E ? He giving bond of $6,000 with 

Winnefred now Winefred ROUNTREE, Benjamin W. BROWN & Joel MOYE as sureties, [p. 203] 

Court met according to Adjournment H. S. CLARK, S W JOHNSON, David LAWRENCE 
After reading the minutes adjourned until tomorrow at 10 o'clock 

Court met according to Adjournment Henry S. CLARK, Jas. L. PAUL, W. S. HANRAHAN 

The Will of William L. POLLARD was brought to Court by his father, Benjamin POLLARD and offered 
for probate. William BROWN one of the subscribing witnesses and the other subscribing witness W. S. 
BULLOCK being dead, the handwriting was proved by William BROWN. The Will ordered to be 
recorded. 

Ordered by the Court that Noah JOYNER & W. MOYE be added to the list of Bridge Commissioners for 
Cross Roads District and bridge across Little Contentnea Creek. Foreman Jos. L. BALLARD, [p. 204] 

[FAINT] 

of Aaron COX dec'd. returned with sd. estate on oath. 



November Term 1863 Present} Henry S. CLARK, J. L. PAUL, Jas. ? 

J. P.? WILLIAMS was appointed Administrator to the estate of Albert HARPER deed., he entering into 
bond of $10,000 with Edmond HERIL, Henry HORN & Gideon WORTHINGTON as sureties. Bond given 
and Admr. qualified. 

Ordered by the Court that Mary Ann VINSON be appointed Admintrx. on the estate of Henry VINSON 
deed., she entering into bond of $1,000 with Timma STOCKS and William FLANNAKIN as sureties. . 
Bond given and Admtrx. qualified, [p. 205] 

Ordered by the Court that W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE be appointed guardian for Jos. John, Martha, 
Augustus & A. E. LAUGHINGHOUSE minor heirs of Jos. C. LAUGHINGHOUSE deed., he giving bond 
of $75,000 with T. R. CHERRY, Jas. T. WILLIAMS & W. M. B. BROWN as sureties. 

Ordered by the court that Wm. FLANAKIN Sheriff have the Jury Box repaired according to law by the 
next term of this Court. 



Jurors drawn for February Term 1864 



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John PROCTOR 


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Robert GREENE 


18 


B. C. PEARCE 


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William SHIVERS 


19 


John S ROBINSON 


4 


John BRANCH 


20 


Howell THOMAS 


5 


John V. JOHNSON 


21 


Charles HARRIS 


6 


Samuel FLAKE 


22 


WILLIAM PEEDEN 


7 


Alexander EVANS 


23 


John C. COX 


8 


Robert JEFFERSON 


24 


Georse G PERKINS 


9 


Samuel DUDLEY 


25 


James STOCKS 


10 


James W. DUPREE 


26 


John FLEMMING 


11 


John W. BARNHILL 


27 


T. R. CHERRY 


12 


John H. HINES 


28 


George DANIEL 


13 


James PARAMORE 


29 


Wm. A. STOCKS 


14 


Wm G. LANG 


30 


William G ARRIS 


15 


W. O. FULFORD 


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16 


Riley BARNHILL 







Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions November Term 1863 
[TOO FAINT] 

Special Court held Nov ?. 24, 1863 Justices Present} James L. PAUL, W. J. BLOW, Edw. HOELL 

Ordered by the Court that Special Administration on the estate of W. A. WHITEHURST dec'd. [p. 210] 
[FAINT] 

Special Court held Nov ?. 4, 1863 Justices Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, Enoch MOORE, John 
GALLOWAY 

Ordered by the Court that Special Administration on the estate of Archibald BEDARD dec'd. be granted to 
W. M. NELSON and Ivey BEDARD on them giving bond of $8,000 with Louis GURGANUS & John S. 
SMITH as sureties. Bod given and accepted. Further ordered that the administrator be allowed to sell the 
following articles (to wit) sow & pig, cow & calf, farming utensils, household & kitchen furniture, wagon, 
two head of horses, one sutlers wagon, one lot of blacksmith tools, one lot of carts, one buggy, one small 
wagon, two sets of harnesses, ten new plows, [p. 21 1] 



Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions began & held for the County of Pitt at 
the Court House in Greenville on the first Monday of February 1864. 
Justices Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY Chrmn, C. CANNON, James L. PAUL 

Ordered by the Court that Thos. B. DUPREE be appointed Adminr. on the estate of Robert W. DUPREE 
dec'd. he giving bond of $400 with John V. JOHNSON and L. P. BEARDSLEY as sureties. Bond given 
and Admr. Qualified, [p. 215] 

Ollin COBB & James D. COBB executors of Wm. COBB dec'd. returns their inventory & account of sales. 
Also their notice to creditors. 

Ordered by the Court that Reddick CARNEY be allowed to enter into bond of $7,500 with B. G. 
ALBRITTON & William WHITEHEAD as sureties as guardian of Thomas CARNEY. Bond accepted. 

Harriet E. MAYO Administratrix of Jacob L. MAYO dec'd returns her inventory & account of sales of said 
estate. Also her notice to creditors. 

Abner SPEIGHT guardian to Catherine S. & Archibald A. ADAMS returns his account current with said 
wards on oath. 



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Thos. HART Adminr. Of Franklin NICHOLS dec'd. returns his inventory of renting & hireing of said 
estate on oath. [p. 2 1 5] 

[FAINT] about Will of Jacob VANDERVER late of Beaufort County [p. 216] 

[FAINT] about guardian to the heirs of C. W. MOORE [p. 216] 

[FAINT] Joseph TYSON returns accounts as guardian of ? [p. 216] 

Harriet GRAY guardian to Joseph H.? & Robert W. GRAY return her account current with said wards on 
oath. 

James H. PERKINS Executor of James H. PERKINS dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of 
said estate. Also his notice to creditors, [p. 217] 

Reddick CARNEY guardian to Thomas CARNEY returns his account current with said ward on oath. 

Wm. M. NELSON guardian to Joseph B. HARDEE returns his account current with said ward on oath. 

Wm. NELSON & Ivey BEDDARD Special Administrators of Archibald BEDDARD dec'd. returns 
inventory & account of sales of said estate on oath. 

Ordered by the Court that Administration on the estate of Archibald BEDDARD dec'd. be granted to Ivey 
BEDDARD on his giving bond of $10,000 with Wm. M. NELSON & B. G. ALBRITTON as sureties. 
Bond given and Admr. qualified, [p. 217] 

J. H. JENKINS Special Adminr. Of W. A. WHITEHURST dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales 
of said estate. 

Ordered by the court that Administration on the estate of W. A. WHITEHURST dec'd. be granted to John 
H. JENKINS on his giving bond of $22,000 with Jas. H. JENKINS & Wm. H. JENKINS as sureties. Bond 
given and Admr. qualified. 

[FAINT] guardian to Mary E. WHITFIELD & WHITFIELD returns his account current with 

wards on oath. [p. 218] 

[FAINT] guardian to M eriam ? and Cinderella returns his account current with wards on oath. 

[p. 218] 

Ordered by the court Reddick CARNEY was appointed adminr. On the estate of Randolph MOORE dec'd. 
on his giving bond in the sum of $10,000 with W. H. PERKINS & C. PERKINS as sureties. Bond given 
and Admr. qualified. 

Ordered by the Court Allen BYNUM was appointed Adminr. On the estate of Robert W. BYNUM dec'd. 
on his giving bond in the sum of $3,000 with James W. MAY & John H. HINES as his sureties. Bond 
given and Admr. qualified. 

[FAINT] TUCKER guardian to the minor heirs of C. HARDEE dec'd. returns his account 

current with wards on oath. 

[FAINT] Executor of Peter TUGWELL dec'd. returns his inventory of said estate. Also his notice to 

creditors. 

[FAINT] guardian to Alfred & Emily MA YE returns his account current with his said wards on oath. 



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Ordered by the Court that administration on the estate of Martha TURNAGE dec'd. be granted to Robert E. 
TURNAGE on his giving bond of $40,000 with Sherrod TYSON and Moses TURNAGE as sureties. Bond 
given and Admr. qualified, [p. 219] 

On motion letters of administration on the estate of James S. MAY are ordered to be issued to Robert H. 
ROUNTREE and Charles J. ROUNTREE on their entering bond of $30,000 with John H. HINES & Caleb 
CANNON as sureties. Bond given and Admr. qualified. Ordered to sell the perishable estate. 

Theo. BARNHILL Exctr. of James H. BARNHILL dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of said 
estate. 

Wm. G. LANG Adminr. of Benj. A. DAVIS dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of said estate. 
Also his notice to creditors. 

Winnie B. ROUNTREE Admix, of Henry M. ROUNTREE dec'd. returns her inventory & account of sales 
of said estate. 

Wm. J. EVANS Admr. of Martha PORTER dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of said estate. 

Wm. J. EVANS guardian to R. H. FORBES & A. A. FORBES returns his account current with wards on 
oath. [p. 219] 

D. H. CHERRY admr. Debonis now on the estate of Benj. BROWN dec'd. returns his inventory & account 
of sales of said estate. Also his notice to creditors. 

John GASKINS admr. of James PARKER dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of said estate. 
Also his notice to creditors. 

Barnes BLAND admr. with the will annexed of Jos. L?. BLAND dec'd. returns his notice to creditors. 

Allen BYNUM admr. Debonis of Richard B. DAVIS dec'd. & Alfred DAVIS dec'd. returns his notice to 
creditors. 

[MANY FAINT ITEMS] 

[FAINT] guardian to heirs of Willie POLLARD dec'd. 

[FAINT] guardian to children of Mrs. Mary MEEKS [p. 221] 

On motion to Court ordered that Allen BYNUM be appointed guardian to Robert and George DAVIS 
infant children of Benj. A. DAVIS dec'd. on his giving bond of $2,000 with Wm. G. LANG, John H. 
HINES, & Wm. J. MOYE as sureties. Bond given and accepted. 

Ordered by the Court that Jesse SMITH be appointed of Robert BIRD dec'd. on his giving bond of 

$2,000 with William JOYNER & A. H. FLANAKTN as sureties. Bond given and accepted, [p. 221] 

Ordered by the Court that administration on the estate of Alfred BYRD dec'd. be granted Jesse SMITH he 
giving bond of $1,000 with Wm JOYNER and A. H. FLAN AKIN as sureties. Bond given and accepted. 

M. P OWERS ? admr. of Aron JOYNER dec'd returns his inventory & account of sales of said estate. 

A. D. CORBITT admr. of S. N. EDWARDS dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of said estate. 
Also his notice to creditors. 

Jesse P. BROWN admr. of Willie BULLOCK dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of said 
estate. 



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On motion to Court is ordered that administration on the estate of James E. HOYT dec'd. be granted to E. 
S. HOYT on his giving bond of $100,000 with Allen GRIST, J. B. CHERRY, G. H. BROWN, C. 
PERKINS & G. A. DANCY as sureties. Bond given and adminr. qualified. 

S. V. ATKINSON Executrix of P. A. ATKINSON dec'd. returns account of sales of said estate, [p. 222] 

The Will of Joseph A. HILLIARD dec'd. was offered for probate by the oath of James MURRAY, W. A. 
BERNARD & William J. FOREMAN. The Will was in the handwriting of Joseph A. WILLIAMS and 
proved by the oath of John D. WILLIAMS. 

Ordered by the court that letters administration with the Will annexed of Joseph A. WILLIAMS be granted 
to Henry SHEPPARD on his giving bond of $170,000 with Rippon WARD, J. J. CHERRY, Jos. L. 
BALLARD, Sherrod TYSON & L. P. BEARDSLEY as sureties. Bond given and accepted by the Court. 

The Will of Elizabeth BELCHER dec'd. was offered for probate by George BELCHER the executor 
therein named. The Will proved by Jesse SMITH one of the subscribing witnesses. George BELCHER < 
gives bond of $2,000 with Sherrod BELCHER, Benjamin BELCHER and L. P. BEARDSLEY as sureties. 

Ordered by the Court that Lucy A. MOORE be allowed to renew her guardian bond for heirs of Alfred 
MOORE dec'd. in the sum of $13,500 with James T. WILLIAMS & Willie WILLIAMS as sureties. 

Richard WILLIAMS Executor of Louisa RANDOLPH dec'd. returns his inventory of her estate. 

Benjamin TYSON Coroner for the County of Pitt comes into Court & renews his official bond in the sum 
of $2,000 with B. G. ALBRITTON & Willie BROWN as sureties. Bond given and accepted, [p. 223] 

C. PERKINS guardian to Wm D. HERRTNGTON returns his account current with said ward on oath. Also 
his account with Lucella EBORN on oath. [p. 223] 

Henry SHEPPARD guardian to minor heirs of John BOYD dec'd. returns his account current with wards 
on oath. 

Adams CORBETT admr. of Edmond EDWARDS dec'd. returns account of sales of said estate. 

John GALLOWAY admr. of Naseby MILLS dec'd. returns account of hireing of said estate. 

Thos. J. SHEPPARD admr. of T. M. MOBLEY dec'd. returns account of hireing of said estate. 

William P. BRYANT admr. of John WHITEHURST dec'd. returns account of renting of said estate. 

Jos. H. LANGLEY admr. of Elijah LANGLEY dec'd. returns account of hireing of said estate, [p. 224] 

Henry STANCIL debonis now of Robert H. STANCILL dec'd. returns account of sales of said estate. 

Lucy A. MOORE guardian to minor heirs of Alfred MOORE dec'd. returns her account current with wards 
on oath. [ 

Benjamin DANIEL admr. of W. B. DANIEL dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of said estate. 
Also his notice to creditors. 

C. J. LATHAM admr. of D. P. LATHAM dec'd. returns inventory & account of sales of said estate. 
Joel JAMES admr. of Hansel NELSON dec'd. returns his inventory & account of sales of said estate. 
GAY guardian to B. H. TYSON & Matilda TYSON . returns his account current with wards on oath. 



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Trip to Beaver Dam Township, 1892 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 13, 1892 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



EDITOR REFLECTOR: — The following composition by Nellie A. JOYNER was read in the school at 
Smith's school house that was taught by Miss Fannie A. SMITH last winter and spring. Through my 
neglect it has not been sent for publication until now, but thinking it will be of interest to the readers of the 
REFLECTOR I send it along now. A SUBSCRIBER 

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD 

I guess you all know about our neighborhood, but I will give you my ideas about it. It is a very notable 
neighborhood, for one reason that it is thickly settled, for another that it produces good crops, and for 
another that it possesses many intelligent boys and pretty girls. 

On the west side of us is uncle Tommie LITTLE and wife who have two boys and two girls. He is 
looked upon as being somewhat like a snail — slow but very sure. He is a good fanner, owns a mule and a 
plow, a hog and a cow, and a barrel of molasses. 

Between here and Rochdale lives Mr. C. D. SMITH who has a wife and is the proud father of a little 

one. 

The city of Rochdale, a place of much importance is owned by Messers. J. C. COBB & Son. The 
clerks for this firm are Messers W. L. COBB, C. L. TYSON and C. D. SMITH, the latter being the only 
one married. They all are very attentive and much liked by all who deal with them. 

On farther is my sister Nellie and brother R. A. NICHOLS. You can imagine my interest in them 
without my saying more. 

Now on the east the first dwelling is owned by Mrs. Pattie SMITH, a widow lady. Her husband died 
about six years ago leaving her with five children. She of course, like all other widows, has had a bad 
chance, but I think she has done remarkably well. She makes plenty to eat and a plenty of clothing for her 
family, and is giving her children a good education, one of them being our teacher today. 

The next farm is owned by Mr. R. A. WILLOUGHBY, who has a wife, four sons and four daughters. 
One of the latter is married, the others are all single. He is a good farmer and raises more corn and meat 
than any man in the neighborhood. 

Northwest is Mr. J. C. COBB, one of the best and most successful farmers in the neighborhood. He 
owns a saw and grist mill and a good deal of other property. Besides all this girls, he is a widower. 

The next dwelling is occupied by Mr. George ALLEN, who has a wife, five boys and one girl. He is a 
poor man but one of the most intelligent and accommodating in our community. I don't think his neighbors 
would like him any better if he was worth his millions. 

Ho: I forgot to tell you that I am getting in Smith town. The next farm is owned by cousin Ivy SMITH, 
so of course I will not have much to say again. 

The next farm is owned by Mr. Jesse L. SMITH, who has a wife and three children. By looking at him 
you could not tell whether it is winter or summer, as he never wears a coat. He has twenty-one hogs but 
eighteen of them are small. He raises corn, fodder, potatoes, molasses and tobacco, all the same, and if 
nothing happens will raise more of them this year. He has a barrel that does not leak, and sometimes tells 
M'less "hold on, don't sop it all I want some in my tea." 

From Pine Log swamp to the pocosin is Smith town, but to tell all about it this time is more than I can 
do. NELLIE A. JOYNER 



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Mrs. Jane Eliza Smith Hardee Letter, 1904 

This letter dated September 7, 1904 was sent from Mrs. Jane Eliza Smith Hardee to her son-in-law, Leon 
Louis Kittrell, discussing the sadness she felt when her grandchild, Osceola Samuel "Ola" Kittrell was to 
leave and go back to live with his parents. Osceola Samuel "Ola" Kittrell (1889 - 1962) went to live with 
his grandmother Mrs. Jane Eliza Smith Hardee at an early age. Jane Eliza Smith (1844 - 1922) was the 
daughter of John Stanley Smith and Sarah Daniel. Jane Eliza Smith married John Bryant Hardee (1841 - 
1 896) son of Abram C. Hardee and Perlina Moye. John Bryant and Jane Eliza Hardee had a son Leon S. 
Hardee and a daughter Stella Hardee. Stella Hardee (1862 - 1950) married Leon Louis Kittrell (1859 - 
1 922) and they had a son, Osceola Samuel "Ola" Kittrell. Contributed by William B. Kittrell 

OS 

My dear, dear son: received your letter a few days ago and the heading of the letter, yes just the words my 
dear mama, filled my eyes with tears and my then lonely heart with love to you. I felt like my son had I 
had not another friend in the world that 1 have a true one in you. Every time 1 read your kind letter and 
think of your words of welcome 1 shed tears, not tears of sorrow, but joy, when 1 feel that I am not alone 
and friendless. I kind of feel that you think I thought hard of you, but no, but I will know as it is all my 
own plans, for I know that neither you nor Stella have ever hinted of taking little Ola but 1 (and I know you 
do too) wants him to have equal advantage in education with the other children and I will know he can't 
have it here. I know you have heard of Leon's marriage and you know that it would not do for me to leave 
home just now, so I thought I could keep Ola two or three weeks, then T could go and stay a week with you 
all: Yet I know it will be just as hard to tear my self from him then as you. I will try and get along with at 
the best I can and console myself with the thought that perhaps it is best for him. O my son you don't know 
how my very heart is wrapped up in that child for the eight years he has been my greatest earthly 
comfort. But enough of this for my eyes are blinded by tears that I can scarcely see to write, will 
close. Love to dear, dear Effie and all your family. Ever and always your true mama. 

Jane Eliza Smith Hardee 



Sermons Family Court Notice, 1884 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 17, 1884 

NORTH CAROLINA, PITT COUNTY 
Superior Court 
B. F. PATRICK, adm'r of Matthew SERMONS 
VS 

James MARTIN and Mary E. MARTIN, his wife, J. J. SERMONS, W. F. EVANS and Ann M. EVANS, 
his wife, J. F. SERMONS and David G. SERMONS. 

PETITION TO SELL LAND FOR ASSETS 
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendants James MARTIN and Mary E. MARTIN are 
non-residents of the State of North Carolina, and are residents of the State of Georgia, that they are 
necessary parties to this suit, it is ordered by the Court that notice be given to said non-resident defendants 
by publication for six successive weeks in the EASTERN REFLECTOR, a newspaper published in the 
County of Pitt, to appear before the Clerk of this Court at his office at the Court House of said county, on 
the 10 th day of January, 1885, and show cause if any they can why the prayer of the petition should not be 
granted. This the 29 th day of November, 1 884 B. W. BROWN Clerk of Court. 



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Red Banks Public School Census, 1907 

The following is taken from an official form entitled "Census of School Children for District 9, White 
Race, Greenville Township, Pitt County, N. C. For the year 1907," found in the notes of Rachel Hord, of 
Crescent City, FL, in the William Moore Family Papers, #596, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. 
Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Also in the file was a poor photocopy of the Red 
Banks School (ca. 1900) with the school children lined up beside it. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Census of School Children 

District 9, White Race, Greenville Township, 
Pitt County, N. C. For the year 1 907 

Males 37 

Females 26 

Total 63 

NAME OF CHILDREN AGE MALE FEMALE NAME OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN 



Annie GOLD 


8 




1 


H GOLD 


Henry ALLEN 


6 


1 




James ALLEN 


Victoria WILLIAMS 


14 




1 


Jack WILLIAMS 


Eddie COREY 


16 


1 




Martha COREY 


James BRAXTON 


16 


1 




Charles BRAXTON 


Bertha BRAXTON 


11 




1 




James BAKER 


12 


2 




Henry BAKER 


Guy BAKER 


9 






Noah WILLIAMS 


16 


1 




John WILLIAMS 


James SIMKINS 


17 








Elias BRAXTON 


16 


1 




Elias BRAXTON 


Alonzo HARRINGTON 


17 


3 


2 


Susan HARRINGTON 


Joe " " 


13 








Annie " " 


11 








Leathy " " 


9 








John " " 


7 








Ola SUTTON 


11 


3 




Noah SUTTON 


James " " 


12 








Heba " " 


15 








Bessie BROOKS 


20 


5 


3 


J W BROOKS 


Lottie " " 


15 








John " " 


19 








Lillington " " 


17 








Robert " " 


13 








Henry " " 


11 








Mary " " 


10 








Dewey " " 


8 








Novella TUCKER 


15 


6 


1 


C A TUCKER 


Simon " " 


18 








Ola " " 


17 








Heba " " 


17 








Ralph " " 


9 








Willie " " 


20 








Durwood " " 


19 








Henry TUCKER 


14 


1 


5 


H B TUCKER 


Naomi " " 


17 








Lillie " " 


19 









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NAME OF CHILDREN 



AGE 



MALE FEMALE 



NAME OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN 



Stella " " 


20 








Lucy " " 


10 








Myrtle " " 


8 








Effie SERMONS 


17 




5 


William SERMONS 


Eva " " 


12 








Carbine 


9 








Ruth 


8 








Mamie 


16 








Richard HARRIS 


14 


3 


2 


Marion HARRIS 


Laura " " 


12 








Fernanda " " 


8 








Edward " " 


19 








Addie " " 


17 








Willie CHERRY 


20 


3 


1 


J L CHERRY 


Walter " " 


17 








Hyman " " 


15 








Martha " " 


13 








Walter MCLAWHORN 


15 


3 


1 


Burt MCLAWHORN 


Willie " " 


14 








Annie *' " 


11 








James " " 


8 








Annie SPEIGHT 


8 


1 


1 


John SPEIGHT 


Henry " " 


10 








Nora ALLEN 


13 




1 


Henry ALLEN 


Bebbie POLLARD 


8 


1 


1 


John POLLARD 


Mittie " " 


6 










Red Banks Public School, ca. 1900 



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WlNTERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORY 

Daily Reflector, Friday, April 30, 1971 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

WlNTERVILLE The Winterville Missionary Baptist Church will have a homecoming dedication 

service Sunday at 1 1 a.m. 

The Rev. Richard T. DAVIS, a former pastor, of Rocky Mount, will deliver the homecoming 
dedication message. Special music will be rendered by the choirs of the church. At 12:30 p.m., lunch will 
be served on the church grounds. 

The Winterville Church was organized in 1844 when a group banded themselves together into "The 
Baptist Church of Christ at Hancock Meeting House, Pitt County." William P. BIDDLE was named as 
pastor. In 1846 J. D. EWELL was chosen as pastor and the church had a membership of 30 persons. 

The church ceased meeting for about 20 years due to the Civil War and Reconstruction. In May, 
1881, Dr. W. B. KNIGHT of Snow Hill led a reorganization and the church was named Antioch Baptist 
Church. 

In September, 1897, the Antioch Church was moved into Winterville and a white frame church with 
a belfry, steeple, baptistry and two Sunday School rooms was erected on the present site. The foundation of 
the original building is used today. In 1907 the name of the church was changed to Winterville Missionary 
Baptist Church and in 1927, the original sanctuary was brick veneered and Sunday School rooms were 
added. 

The present educational building was added to the right of the sanctuary in 1956. In April, 1970, a 
new building program was started. The old sanctuary was rebuilt, enlarged and modernized with stained 
glass window in the front and a new wing added to the left of the sanctuary. The new wing includes a 
memorial room, pastor's study, church office and classrooms. A steeple was added with Schulmerich bells 
and chimes. 

Since 1844 the church has had 3 1 pastors and the present pastor is Horace G. THOMPSON. 
On Sunday evening at eight o'clock, revival services will be begin and will continue through Friday 
evening, May 7. 

The visiting evangelist will be the Rev. Eugene E. JOHNS, pastor of the First Baptist Church, 
Cramerton. He is a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 
The pastor invites all members, former members, and pastors and friends to attend the service. 



C. C. Kirkman, Bee Man, 1884 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 6, 1884 

Mr. C. C. KIRKMAN, who we have had occasion to refer to several times of late as a champion bee 
keeper, was in to see us again Monday. This time he comes to show us the frames he had just received from 
Ohio, which were made specially for the Pitt County exhibit at the Exposition. The frames were about ten 
inches square and he had one in the shape of each letter of his name. He is going to put the bees to work on 
these at once and says he will have them ready to place on exhibition by the first Monday in September. 
This set of frames when filled will contain about twenty-five pounds of honey and we have no doubt will 
be one of the greatest curiosities at the Exposition. Mr. KIRKMAN told us more about bees and the way to 
make honey than we had ever dreamed of. 



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Greene County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Greene County Court House, Snow Hill, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Mrs. Jane HINSON; b. Feb. 12, 1849 in Greene Co., d. July 31, 1932 in Carrs twsp. 
F: Bastell REDDICK, b. Greene County 
M: Leodicia DAIL, b. Greene County 

Nusson Martin ORMOND, b. Feb. 28, 1881 in Greene Co., d. Aug. 1, 1932 in Hookerton, NC; merchant 
F: W. P. ORMOND, b. Pitt County 
M: Ella NEUSMAN, b. Plymouth, NC 

Mark SMITH (wife Dora) b. Apr. 7, 1867, d. Jan. 29, 1933 in Jason twsp. 
F: Henry SMITH, b. NC 
M: Ammita SMITH, b. NC 

Ed CARRAWAY, b. Nov. 4, 1876 in Pitt Co., d. May 22, 1933 in Olds twsp. 
F: B. A. CARRAWAY, b. Pitt County 
M: Martha SPEIGHT, b. Pitt County 

Theophilus DAIL, b. May 5, 1851 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 26, 1933 in Speights Bridge twsp. 

F: Joseph DAIL, b. Greene County 

M: Susan ALBRITTON, b. Greene County 

James Christopher MCLAWHORN, b. Nov. 6, 1864 in NC, d. Oct. 7, 1933 in Jason twsp. 
F: James MCLAWHORN, b. NC 
M: Nancy COX, b. NC 

Addie May BYNUM, b. Dec. 24, 1882 in Greene co., d. Dec. 22, 1933 in Olds twsp.; from breast cancer 
F: John T. BYNUM, b. Greene County 
M: Harriet HINES, b. Greene County 

Tom MOZINGO (wife Hettie) age 72, b. Lenoir Co., d. Feb. 27, 1934 in Olds twsp. 
F: ???? 

M: Clara PHILLIPS, b. Lenoir County 

Elias STOCKS (wife Harriet) b. Oct. 20, 1876 in Pitt Co., d. May 18, 1934 in Olds twsp. 

F: Jim STOCKS, b. NC 

M: Rebecca SMITH, b. Pitt County 

Miss Elsie HATHAWAY, age 85, b. NC, d. July 1, 1934 in Speights Bridge twsp. 
F: Ivey HATHAWAY, b. NC 
M: Fannie CORBETT, b. NC 

William HOLTON EDWARDS (wife Fannie) b. Dec. 7, 1898 Greene Co., d. Aug. 25, 1934; merchant 
F: William C. EDWARDS, b. Greene County 
M: Emma Lee WORTHINGTON, b. Kinston, NC 



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C. O. VANDIFORD (wife Laura) age 49, b. Greene Co., d. Aug. 17, 1934 in Greenville, NC 
F: Wiley VANDIFORD, b. Greene County 
M: Susan LOCKHART, b. Greene County 

Andrew JOHNSON (wife Alice) b. Oct. 28, 1865 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 9, 1934 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: Lewis JOHNSON, b. NC 
M: Adeline ROUSE, b. NC 

Ben TYSON (wife Rachel) b. Mar. 14, 1898 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 23, 1934 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: Dan TYSON, b. Greene County 
M: Needa FRIZELL, b. Greene County 

Mayme ANDERSON, age 4, b. Greene Co., d. Oct. 16, 1934 of bronchial pneumonia 
F: J. H. ANDERSON, b. Pitt County 
M: Laurene BALL, b. Hyde County 

Mrs. Minnie REDDICK (md. Frank) age 65, b. Greene Co., d. Oct. 21, 1934 in Olds twsp. 
F: Spencer MOORE, b. Greene County 
M: Louise MOORE, b. Greene County 

Margret E. BEAMAN (md. William) b. May 18, 1847 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 9, 1934 in Olds twsp. 
F: Thomas BRITT, b. Greene County 
M: Darlie NICHOLS, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Mariah HAM (md. William H.) age 89, b. Greene Co., d. Dec. 29, 1933 
F: John WELLS, b. Greene County 
M: Dortis MOORE, b. Greene County 

James W. LETCH WORTH, b. Aug. 29, 1932 in Greene Co., d. Dec. 6, 1934 
F: Jim LETCHWORTH, b. Greene County 
M: Stella STOCKS, b. Greene County 

William H. CRAFT (wife Ester) b. Apr. 16, 1901 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 19, 1935 in Speights Bridge twsp. 
F: S. H. CRAFT, b. Greene County 
M: Lucendy BAILEY, b. Greene County 

Mark WELLS (md. Sarah GRISWOLD) b. Feb. 14, 1857in Greene Co., d. Mar. 29, 1935 in Shine twsp. 

F: John WELLS, b. Greene County 

M: Dorcas MOORING, b. Greene County 

J. W. WILLOUGHBY (wife Lula C.) b. Aug. 13, 1875 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 1, 1935; of face/throat cancer 
F: Thomas W. BAKER, b. Pitt County 
M: Alice BAKER, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Alice PHILLIPS JOHNSON (md. Andrew) age 70, b. Pitt Co., d. May 7, 1935 in Ormondsville twsp. 
F: William PHILLIPS 
M: Sima NEWELL? 



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Wm. Jackson WOOTEN (wife Florena) b. Mar. 8, 1862 in Walstonburg, NC, d. June 18, 1935 

F: Worley WOOTEN, b. NC 

M: Arkansas HATHAWAY, b. NC 

Charlie STOCKS, b. Sept. 4, 1862 in Greene Co., d. Oct. 1, 1935 in Hookerton twsp. 
F: Charlie STOCKS, b. Greene County 
M: Janice BUTTS 

Mrs. Mary PERRY, b. Apr. 23, 1868 in Pitt Co., d. Nov. 30, 1935 in Ormondsville twsp. 

F: Charles TAYLOR, b. Pitt County 

M: Julia VENTERS7/SENTERS ?. b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Lula J. FIELDS, b. Sept. 27, 1872 in Pitt County, d. Nov. 29, 1935 in Speights Bridge twsp. 
F: Benjamin CARRAWAY, b. Pitt County 
M: Martha SPEIGHT, b. Pitt County 

James Frederick CRAWFORD (wife Elvira) age 73, b. Pitt County, d. Dec. 20, 1935 in Olds twsp. 
F: Calvin CRAWFORD, b. Pitt County 
M: ??? 

King W. COBB (wife Margret) age 70, b. 1866 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 18, 1936 in Olds twsp. 
F: Kinchen COBB, b. Greene County 
M: Pennie BRANN, b. Greene County 

Joseph N. PEARCY, b. Oct. 30, 1880 in Martin Co., NC, d. June 24, 1936 in Olds twsp. 
F: Horace PEARCY, b. Martin County 
M: Susan KEEL, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Martha A. MCLAWHORN, b. May 29, 1859 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 7, 1936 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: James A. NEWELL 
M: Ellen HOWE 

Warren PHILLIPS (wife Nancy) b. 1854 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 10, 1936 in Hookerton twsp. 
F: ???? 

M: Pollie FORREST, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Katie MCKEEL (md. Abner P.) b. Nov. 26, 1861 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 12, 1937 in Speights Bridge 

F: Richard GAY, b. Greene County 

M: Martha SKINNER, b. Greene County 

Benjamin Stancil BYRD (wife Bessie) b. Feb. 10, 1863 in Pitt Co., d. Apr. 15, 1937 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: R. S. (B. S.?) BYRD, b. Pitt County 
M: ??? 

Mrs. Ella GAY SHIRLEY, b. Aug. 19, 1878 in Greene Co., d. June 7, 1937 in Carrs twsp. 
F: Reddin GAY, b. Greene County 
M: Martha GAY, b. Greene County 



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John Stanley BUTTS (wife Clorena) b. Aug. 13, 1851 in Greene Co., d. June 26, 1937 in Olds twsp. 
F: Wilie Thomas BUTTS, b. NC 
M: Dollie TAYLOR, b. Pitt County 

Robert SMITH (wife Rebecca) b. Apr. 2, 1861 in Pitt Co., d. June 4, 1937 in Ormondsville twsp. 

F: Cicero SMITH, b. Pitt County 

M: Penny REEVES, b. Columbus Co., NC 

Mrs. Lizzie HINES TUNSTALL (md. W. U.) b. Nov. 5, 1875 in Pitt Co., d. July 25, 1937 Ormonds twsp. 
F: J. S. HINES, b. Greene County 
M: Elsie BLAND, b. Pitt County 

S. L. LEWIS, Sr. (wife Offie) b. 1881 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 15, 1937 in Carrs twsp. 
F: Jimmie LEWIS, b. Edgecombe County 
M: Mary T. MAY, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Pennie ELMORE NORMAN, b. Aug. 16, 1889 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 12, 1937 in Carrs twsp. 
F: Henry ELMORE, b. Pitt County 
M: Nancy ELMORE, b. Pitt County 

George W. EDWARDS (wife Corine) b. Feb. 15, 1861 in Greene Co., d. Sept. 9, 1937 in Hookerton twsp. 
F: Charles EDWARDS, b. Greene County 
M: Mary EDWARDS, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Lula ALLEN (md. F. G.) age 52, b. Greene Co., d. Dec. 22, 1937 in Ormonds twsp. 

F: Arch MOORE, b. Greene County 

M: Absalie FRIZZELLE, b. Greene County 

Edward S. SUTTON (wife Maggie) age 58, b. NC, d. Dec. 8, 1937 in Ormondsville twsp. 

F: Seth SUTTON, b. Beaufort County 

M: Catherine HARRINGTON, b. Pitt County 

Ed WORTHINGTON, b. 1871 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 24, 1938; straw broom maker 
F: ??? 
M: ??? 

Mary E. BRYAN, b. Oct. 18, 1862 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 2, 1938 in Snow Hill, NC 

F: James BRYAN, b. NC 

M: Vesty V. JOYNER, b. Pitt County 

William Fodie STOCKS (md. Carrie MURPHY) b. Sept. 22, 1880 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 14, 1938 
F: W. J. STOCKS, b. Greene County 
M: Zilphia ?, b. Lenoir County 

Theophilus DAIL, b. Sept. 10, 1852 in Pitt Co., d. June 9, 1938 in Olds twsp. 
F: Matthew DAIL, b. NC 
M: ??? 



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Mrs. Jessie WAINRIGHT (md. H. C.) b. 1882 in Pitt Co., d. June 19, 1938 in Olds twsp. 
F: Jonas WARREN, b. Pitt County 
M: Jennie LOUCH?, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. D. F. SPIVEY, age 79, d. March 28, 1939 in Hookerton twsp. 
F: Richard SHIVERS, b. Pitt County 
M: ??? 

Mrs. Georgia Frances JOYNER (md. James) b. June 17, 1877 Lenoir Co., d. Mar. 1 1, 1939 Hookerton, NC 
F: Thomas PARRISH, b. Lenoir County 
M: Nancy BOWEN, b. Lenoir County 

Mrs. Leta SURLES (md. J. M.) b. Apr. 16, 1883 in Pitt Co., d. May 25, 1939; of brain cancer 
F: Frank JACKSON, b. Pitt County 
M: Laura HARRIS, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Cora Lee SMITH (md. Jesse Cicero) b. Sept. 10, 1903 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 14, 1939 Ormondsville, NC 
F: John A. WILLIAMS, b. Pitt County 
M: Annie STOCKS, b. Pitt County 

Henry ERNEST STOCKS, b. Jan. 30, 1886 in Greene Co., d. Dec. 23, 1939 in Hookerton twsp. 
F: A. H. STOCKS, b. Greene County 
M: Inez SPEIGHT, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Annie FAULKNER, b. May 6, 1869 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 12, 1940 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: Charles STOCKS, b. Greene County 
M: Jane BUTTS, b. Greene County 

James JOYNER, b. Sept. 27, 1871 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 22, 1940 in Hookerton twsp. 
F: ???? 

M: Celia JOYNER 

Mrs. Zilphia Catherine DAIL (md. George) b. Feb. 25, 1882 Pitt Co., d. Aug. 27, 1940 Ormondsville twsp. 
F: Henry BEDDARD, b. Pitt County 
M: Catherine JACKSON, b. Pitt County 

Stephen W. MURPHY (wife Bertie) b. 1867 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 27, 1940 in Ormondsville twsp. 

F: Hardy H. MURPHY, b. Pitt County 

M: Elizabeth WINBOURNE, b. Onslow County 

Mrs. Zilphia Cordelia STOCKS, b. Mar. 27, 1862 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 10, 1941 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: Barney PHILLIPS, b. Lenoir County 
M: Zilpha MCCOY, b. Lenoir County 

George C. MOORE (wife Ludie) b. Feb. 22, 1887 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 13, 1941 in Carrs twsp. 
F: Zach MOORE, b. Pitt County 
M: Nanie MOORE, b. Pitt County 

Ode TURNER, b. Apr. 8, 1878 in Pitt Co., d. Feb. 5, 1941 in Olds twsp. 
F: Henry Benjamin TURNER, b. Pitt County 
M: Katherine ELKS, b. Pitt County 

Charlie E. TUGWELL (wife Maggie) age 71, b. Greene Co., d. Aug. 6, 1941 in Olds twsp. 
F: Levy TUGWELL, b. Greene County 
M: Margret TUGWELL, b. Lenoir County 



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Hamilton Family Marriages 



From the marriage index located in the Clerk's Office, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. This 
collection includes all the white entries through 1900. Contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother [ng= not given] 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother [ng= not given] 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. 
Witnesses (if given) 



Grimsley, Allen (21) William Grimsley & Nancy 

Hamilton, Sarah (20) Matthew Hamilton & Margaret 

Mar. 13, 1879. Farmville. Jos. Latham, Min. 

Ed. S. Parker, A. M. Joyner, Windsor Dail 

Hamilton, H. L. (23) William Hamilton & Louisa 

Cox, Ophelia B. (20) Cannon Cox & Maggie 

Jan. 5, 1898. Contentnea. John D. Cox, JP 

F. O. Cox, B. F. Manning, Addie Cox 

Hamilton, J. M. (27) Matthew Hamilton & Peggy 

Williams, Mahala (25) Redmd. Williams & Martha 

Jan. 9, 1879. Farmville. G. Joyner, Min. 

A. M. Joyner, Alfred M Joyner, Sherrod Belcher 

Hamilton, Jos. A ng 

Dilda, Ann Eliza Benj. Dilda & Matilda 

Feb. 21, 1871. place ng. Jesse Baker, Min. 

Hamilton, Willis Matthew Hamilton & Peggy Ann 

Reddick, Mary Benj. Reddick & Polly 

Mar. 30, 1871 . Calif. Gideon Allen, Min. 

Hamilton, Willis (40) Mathew Hamilton & Margarett 

Taylor, Feddie (43) Isaac Dail & ng 

Nov. 22, 1893. Farmville. Rev. J. J. Phillips 

Alfred Flanagan, Ann Joyner, V/. White 

Hathaway, W. F. (32) Franklin Hathaway & S. A. 

Hamilton, Mary E. (24) ng 

Feb. 7, 1883. Swift Creek. John Branch, Min. 

C. S. Smith, Macon Haddock, N. J. Hardy 

Manning, Jos. A. (24) B. F. Manning & S. M. 

Hamilton, Martha (21) W. H. Hamilton & Louisa 

Dec. 5, 1897. Contentnea. J. H. Manning 

J. J. Hathaway, I. Worthington 

Tripp, Benjamin (22) Lenie Tripp & Elizabeth 

Hamilton, Mary (21) Wm. Hamilton & Louisa 

Dec. 21, 1897. Contentnea. J. A. Manning, JP 

J. A. Manning, J. J. Hatheway, M. B. 



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Bible Records 



Streeter Slave Record 

Transcribed from a faded and water damaged bible page found in a book owned by Mrs. Alice Harper 
Parker McDavid (1925-2004). The page is now owned by Prince "Pooh" Barnette, Farmville, NC. 

Samson- was born on September 2 nd 

Hilary was Borned [FADED] 

Jac [FADED] 

Mandy was Borned Febuary th 1 844 

Jacob was Borned December th 1848 

Bob was Borned October _th 1 850 
Tom was Borned December 24 th 1 855 
Redden was Born[TORN] November 3th 1859 
Stephen was Borned Febrary the 27 th I860? 
Caroline was Borned September 3 1 86 ? 
Jinny was Borned December 12 1868 
Longstreet was Borned September 20 th -- 1862 

Jonas Nelson, Jr. Bible Record 

Transcribed from a photocopy of original found in the Bible Record collection at the NC Archives, 
Raleigh, NC. It was listed as the John R. and Nancy A. Andrews Nelson Family Bible Records. No title 
page was copied. Last known owner of the bible was Thurman Nelson. 

BIRTHS 
Names of White 

Jonas Nelson the son of Jonas Nelson Meary his was bournd in yeare of our Lord January 27th 1792 
fanney Nelson my my wife was bourn the 6 of August 1794 

Megelbery Washington Nelson was bournd June the 22th 1812; died Spring of 18 ? 

Marey and Elezibeth Nelson was bourn auguts the 15th 1814 
Cindarilley ireney Methelday was bournd October 9th 1816 
lydny Nelson was bournd Jannuary the 18th 1819 
Andeliser drupiney was bournd december the 13th 1820 
fanney adelane Nelson was bournd April the 19th 1823 
Jonas Nelson was bournd November the 14th 1825 
James lancelot Nelson was bournd april the 6th 1830 
Caroline Nelson was bournd July the 25th 1832 
John W. Nelson was bournd febuary the 4th 1835 

John hansel Nelson the Son of hansel Nelson and susannar his wife was bourn the 27 day of June 1833 
MARRIAGES 

Elizeabeth A Grimes the Dorter of Thomas Grimes and Nacny Grimes his Wife was borne the 3th day of 
August 1836 died August 5 1908 

Sarah Frances Nelson the daughter of John Nelson and Elizabeth his wife was borned the 1 1th day of 

December 1858 she died June 12th 1860 

Mary Luvenia Nelson was born the 18th of September 1860 



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Drupina Ann Nelson was born the 6th of July 1 862 

Robbert Nelson was borne 1 1th of January 1 865 

Nancy Elizeabet Nelson was born 27th of december 1 867 

John W. Nelson and Elizabeth Ann was married the 22th of December 1857 

James Thomas Nelson was Born 10th day of Sept 1869; Died Feb 21 1920 [30?] 

J. R. Nelson Was born Agus the 1 8 of augus 1 86 ? 

Hanah Louisa Nelson was born the 6th of March 1875 

Marret Estell Nelson was born the 10th day September 1876 DIED 9-18-62? 

James Thomas Nelson and Electa were married Apr the twentieth 1 904 

John William Nelson was born May the 3 1 day 1905 

James T. Nelson was borned Aug. 31, 1907 

Amen. 

B. A. Beverly and A. D. was married on 26 of Oct. 1879 
John William Mobley was borned the 30 of July 1880 
Nathan Grimes was borned the 13 of Sept. 1882. 
Sadie Rha was borned the 23 of November 1884. 



Amos Wooten Bible Record 

This record was copied from a typewritten copy of the record. According to notes with the record, the dates 
were taken from the family bible in December 1955 by L. E. Wooten, Raleigh, NC. This record was 
formerly owned by Gladys Wooten of Falkland, NC and now in possession of Mrs. Lula Tucker Heath, 
Greenville, NC. 

BIRTHS 

Amos Monroe, Son of Amos Wooten — was born March 24, 1853 

Amanda Milicent, Wife of the above — was born Nov. 24, 1855 

Mary Louisa, Daughter of the above parents — was born March 8, 1 879 

Kinchen Robert, Son of the above parents — was born Jan. 24, 1881 

Stephen Chapman, Son of the above parents — was born Dec. 9, 1882 

Amos Monroe, Son of the above parents — was born Sept. 4, 1 884 

Amanda millicent, Daughter of the above parents — was born June 30, 1886 

Kindred Thomas, Son of the above parents — was born april 21, 1888 

Delpha Ann Penelope, Daughter of the above parents — was born Dec. 29, 1889 

William Henry, Son of the above parents — was born Aug. 1 1, 1891 

Louis Ernest, Son of the above parents — was born Jan. 22, 1894 

Joseph Allen, Son of the above parents — was born Nov. 15, 1895 

Arthur LeRoy, Son of the above parents — was born Mar. 12, 1898 

OS 



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INDEX 



Adams, Archibald A 17 

Adams, Catherine S 17 

Albritton, B. G 17, 18 

Albritton, B. G 20 

Albritton, Susan 26 

Allen, F. G 29 

Allen, George 21 

Allen, Gideon, Rev 31 

Allen, Henry 23,24 

Allen, James 23 

Allen, Nora 24 

Allen, Rich 10 

Allison, Solomon 10 

Alston, Col 4 

Anderson, J. H 27 

Anderson, Mayme 27 

Andrews, Nancy A 32 

Armstrong, Thomas 11 

Ashe, Gen 4 

Atkinson, P. A 20 

Atkinson, S. V 20 

Bailey, Lucendy 27 

Baker, Alice 27 

Baker, Guy 23 

Baker, Henry 23 

Baker, James 23 

Baker, Jesse, Rev 31 

Baker, Thomas W 27 

Baldree, Isaac 10 

Ball, Laurene 27 

Ballard, Joseph L 16, 20 

Barnette, Prince 32 

Barnhill, James H 19 

Barnhill, John W 17 

Barnhill, Riley 17 

Barnhill, Theophilus 19 

Beaman, Margret E 27 

Beaman, William 27 

Beardsley, L. P 17, 20 

Beddard, Archibald 17, 18 

Beddard, Henry 30 

Beddard, Ivey 17, 18 

Beddard, Zilphia Catherine 30 

Belcher, Elizabeth 20 

Belcher, George 20 

Belcher, Sherrod 20,31 

Bernard, W. A 20 

Beverly, B. A 33 

Biddle, William P 25 

Bird, Alfred 19 

Bird, Robert 19 

Bland, Barnes 19 

Bland, Elsie 29 

Bland, Joseph L 19 

Blount, J. G 1 1 

Blount, Joseph 13 



Blount, William 12 

Blount, Zilpha 13 

Bonner, Thomas 8 

Bowen, Nancy 30 

Box, Thomas 10 

Boyd, John 20 

Branch, John 17 

Branch, John, Rev 3 1 

Brann, Pennie 28 

Braxton, Bertha' 23 

Braxton, Charles 23 

Braxton, Elias 23 

Braxton, James 23 

Briley, Benjamin 13 

Britt, Thomas 27 

Brooks, Bessie 23 

Brooks, Dewey 23 

Brooks, Henry 14, 23 

Brooks, J. W 23 

Brooks, James 15 

Brooks, John 23 

Brooks, Joseph 14, 15 

Brooks, Lewis 14 

Brooks, Lillington 23 

Brooks, Lottie 23 

Brooks, Martha Ann 15 

Brooks, Mary 23 

Brooks, Robert 14, 23 

Brooks, Sally 15 

Brooks, Sarah C 14 

Brooks, Stephen 10 

Brooks, Wilkes 14, 15 

Brooks, William 14, 15 

Brown, B. W 22 

Brown, Benjamin W 16 

Brown, Benjamin 16, 19 

Brown, Col 3, 4 

Brown, G. H 20 

Brown, Jesse P 19 

Brown, W. M. B 16 

Brown, William 16 

Brown, Willie 20 

Bryan, James 29 

Bryan, Mary E 29 

Bryant, Gen 1 

Bryant, William P 20 

Bullock, W. S 16 

Bullock, Willie 19 

Buncombe, Col 3, 4 

Burke, Thomas 10 

Burkhalter, Henry 6 

Burkhalter, Madison 5 

Butts, Clorena 29 

Butts, Jane 30 

Butts, Janice 28 

Butts, John Stanley 29 



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INDEX 



Butts, Wilie Thomas 29 

Bynum, Addie May 26 

Bynum, Allen 18, 19 

Bynum, James 10 

Bynum, John T 26 

Byrd, Benjamin Stancil 28 

Byrd, R. S 28 

Campain, Lt 3 

Cannon, Caleb 17, 19 

Cannon, David 14 

Cannon, Jemima 14 

Cannon, Nathaniel, Capt 2, 3 

Carney, Reddick 17, 18 

Carney, Thomas 17, 18 

Carney, William 6 

Carraway, B. A 26 

Carraway, Benjamin 28 

Carraway, Ed 26 

Caswell, Richard 1, 2, 4, 8 

Caswell, William 3,4 

Cherry, D. H 19 

Cherry, Hyman 24 

Cherry, J. B 20 

Cherry, J. J 20 

Cherry, J. L 24 

Cherry, John 13 

Cherry, Martha 24 

Cherry, Samuel 12 

Cherry, T. R 16, 17 

Cherry, Walter 24 

Cherry, Willie 24 

Clark, Henry S 16 

Clements, Gabriel M. C 5 

Clements, Jacob C 5 

Clemments, Jacob 2 

Cobb, J. C 21 

Cobb, James D 17 

Cobb, Kinchen 28 

Cobb, KingW 28 

Cobb, Ollen 17 

Cobb, W.L 21 

Cobb, William 17 

Coffee, P. P 5,6 

Cole, CarletonB 5 

Corbett, Adams 20 

Corbett, Fannie 26 

Corbitt, A. D 19 

Corey, Eddie 23 

Corey, Martha 23 

Cox, Aaron 7, 16 

Cox, Addie 31 

Cox, Cannon 31 

Cox, F. 31 

Cox, John C 17 

Cox, John D 31 

Cox, Lafayette 12 



Cox, Nancy 26 

Cox, Ophelia B 31 

Cox, Sarah 7 

Craft, Ester 27 

Craft, S. H 27 

Craft, William H 27 

Crandell, James 10 

Crawford, Calvin 28 

Crawford, Elvira 28 

Crawford, James Frederick 28 

Dail, George 30 

Dail, Isaac 31 

Dail, Joseph 26 

Dail, Leodicia 26 

Dail, Matthew 29 

Dail, Theophilus 26, 29 

Dail, Windsor 31 

Dancy, G. A 20 

Daniel, Benjamin 20 

Daniel, George 17 

Daniel, Sarah 22 

Daniel, W. B 20 

Davis, Alfred 19 

Davis, Benjamin A 19 

Davis, George 19 

Davis, Louis 10 

Davis, Richard B 19 

Davis, Richard T., Rev 25 

Davis, Robert 19 

Denning, Stephen 7 

Dewoody, William L. 15 

Dikes, George 10 

Dikes, Jesse 10 

Dilda, Ann Eliza 31 

Dilda, Benjamin 31 

Douglass, Thomas 14 

Dudley, Samuel 17 

Duffie, A. M 5 

Dupree, James W 17 

Dupree, Robert W 17 

Dupree, Sterling 12 

Dupree, Thomas B 17 

Edwards, Charles 29 

Edwards, Edmond 20 

Edwards, George W 29 

Edwards, Mary 29 

Edwards, S.N 19 

Edwards, William C 26 

Edwards, William Holton 26 

Elbert, Gen 1,3,4 

Elks, Katherine 30 

Ellis, Henry 9, 10, 12 

Elmore, Henry 29 

Elmore, Nancy 29 

Elmore, Pennie 29 

Evans, Alexander 17 



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INDEX 



Evans, Capt 3 

Evans, George 9, 10 

Evans, Richard 9 

Evans, W. F 22 

Evans, William J 19 

Ewell, J. D 25 

Falconer, George 10 

Falkner, George 2 

Faulkner, Annie, Mrs 30 

Fields, Lula J., Mrs 28 

Flake, Samuel 17 

Flanagan, Alfred 31 

Flanagan, William 16 

Flangan, A. H 19 

Flemming, John 17 

Forbes, A. A 19 

Forbes, Charles 9 

Forbes, R. H 19 

Foreman, William J 20 

Forrest, Pollie 28 

Former, George, Capt 3, 4 

Frizell, Needa 27 

Frizzelle, Absalie 29 

Fulford, W. 17 

Gage, Gen 3 

Gallaway, James 1 1 

Galloway, John 17, 20 

Garris, William 17 

Gaskins, John 19 

Gay, Martha 28 

Gay, Mr 20 

Gay, Reddin 28 

Gay, Richard 28 

Goff, Thomas 10 

Gold, Annie 23 

Gold,H 23 

Gray, Harriet 18 

Gray, John J 5 

Gray, Joseph H 18 

Gray, Robert W 18 

Greene, Robert 17 

Grimes, Bryan, Gen 8 

Grimes, Elizabeth A 32 

Grimes, Nathan 33 

Grimes, Thomas 32 

Grimsley, Allen 3 1 

Grimsley, William 31 

Grist, Allen 20 

Griswold, Sarah 27 

Gurganus, Louis 17 

Haddock, Macon 31 

Hall, G. W. S 5,6 

Ham, Mariah 27 

Ham, William H 27 

Hamilton, H. L 31 

Hamilton, J. M 31 



Hamilton, Joseph A 31 

Hamilton, Martha 31 

Hamilton, Mary E 31 

Hamilton, Matthew 31 

Hamilton, Sarah 31 

Hamilton, W. H 31 

Hamilton, Willis 31 

Hanrahan, W. S 16 

Hardee , John 10 

Hardee, Abram C 22 

Hardee, John Bryant 22 

Hardee, Joseph B 18 

Hardee, Sarah 14, 15 

Hardy, Alexander 12 

Hardy, N. J 31 

Harget, Frederick 11 

Harper, Albert 16 

Harrell, E. B 13 

Harrell, Edmond 16 

Harrington, Alonzo 23 

Harrington, Annie 23 

Harrington, Catherine 29 

Harrington, Joe 23 

Harrington, John 23 

Harrington, Leathy 23 

Harrington, Susan 23 

Harris, Addie 24 

Harris, Charles 17 

Harris, Edward 24 

Harris, Fernda 24 

Harris, Laura 24, 30 

Harris, Marion 24 

Harris, Richard 24 

Hart, Barrum 10 

Hart, Thomas 18 

Hart, Watkins 10 

Harvey, Richard 7 

Hathaway, Arkansas 28 

Hathaway, Elsie 26 

Hathaway, Franklin 3 1 

Hathaway, Ivey 26 

Hathaway, J. J 31 

Hathaway, W. F 31 

Heart, Barrum 10 

Heart, William 10 

Herrington, William D 20 

Hilliard, Joseph A 20 

Hines, Harriet 26 

Hines, J. S 29 

Hines, John H 17, 18, 19 

Hines, Lizzie 29 

Hinson, Jane 26 

Hodges, Matthew 10 

Hoell, Edward 16, 17 

Hord, Rachel 14, 15, 23 

Horn, Henry 16 



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36 



INDEX 



Hoyt, E. S 


o o 
...ZO 

20 




AA 


Huze, Samuel 


... 10 


Jackson, Catherine 


...30 




*5 A 




*5 A 




OA 




1 H 




1 O 
... 16 




1 Q 
... 10 




O C 
,..ZJ 




0*7 

...27 


1 AntlP/MI Ti"*ltv» \ / 


1 7 


IrtntifAM T a<i(ir 


07 


Johnson, S. W 


16 




1 A 




1 O 


1 /*~\V*/H 1 Ann a 


1 A 




1 A 


T /~\\ m or A 1 tt»o/i A A 


"3 1 


I ^~VT m at* A vi vi 


1 1 


1 m at* A vam 


i n 




•2 A 




1 




*5 A 




1 A 

.. 10 


Joyner, Nellie A 


21 




i /- 


Joyner, Vesty V 


OA 




1 A 


Kammerer, Roger 


1 *7 

.. 1, 7. 


1A 1^ \« 01 Ti oc o/; 
If, ID, 10, Zl, Zj, Zj, ZD 




Keel, Susan 


28 




■"^ C 


Kittrell, Leon Louis 


..22 




OO 


Kittrell, William B 


22 


Knight, W. B., Dr 


25 


Knox, Lt 




T nn/» \ 1 / ! 1 1 ° _ . . . /""I 


.. 19 


I O v» \ A / w* *i 


1 H 




OA 




1A 


T atVlom T 


OA 




OA 




1 f\ 


Latham, Josephus, Rev 


..31 




.. 16 


Laughinghouse, Augustus 


..16 


Laughinghouse, Joseph C. 


16 


Laughinghouse, Joseph John . 


..16 


Laughinghouse, Martha 


16 


Laughinghouse, Mr 


8 


Laughinghouse, W. J 


16 


Lawrence, R 


14 



Leavingston, Abarnalas 2 

Letchworth, James W 27 

Lewis, Jimmie 29 

Lewis, Offie 29 

Lewis, S. L 29 

Lincoln, Gen 1, 3, 4 

Linton, John H., Col 7 

Little, Josiah 10 

Little, Tommie 21 

Lockhart, Susan 27 

Lula Moore 29 

Luter, Matthew 12 

Manning, B. F 31 

Manning, J. H 31 

Manning, Joseph A 31 

Marshall, John 2 

Martin, James 22 

Martin, Mary E 22 

May, Alfred 18 

May, Benj 10 

May, Emily 18 

May, James S 19 

May, James W 18 

May, James 10 

May, Mary T 29 

Mayo, Harriet E 17 

Mayo, Jacob L 17 

Mayo, Nathan 12 

McCoy, Zilpha 30 

McDearmid, John 2 

McEvain, Major 2 

Mcintosh, Col 1,4 

McKeel, AbnerP 28 

McKeel, Katie, Mrs 28 

McLawhorn, Annie 24 

McLawhorn, Burt 24 

McLawhorn, James Christ 26 

McLawhorn, James 24, 26 

McLawhorn, Martha A., Mrs.. .28 

McLawhorn, Walter 24 

McLawhorn, Willie 24 

McRae, D 5, 6 

McrRae, John F 6 

Meeks, Mary, Mrs 19 

Mills, Naseby 20 

Mixon, Ann 7 

Mobley, John William 33 

Mobley, T. M 20 

Moore, Alfred 20 

Moore, Arch 29 

Moore, C. W 18 

Moore, Dempsey 12 

Moore, Dortis 27 

Moore, Enoch 17 

Moore, George C 30 

Moore, Louise 27 



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INDEX 



Moore, Lucy A 20 

Moore, Nanie 30 

Moore, Randolph 18 

Moore, Spencer 27 

Moore, Zach 30 

Mooring, Dorcas 27 

Moye, George 10 

Moye, George, Jr 10 

Moye, Joel 16 

Moye, Perlina 22 

Moye, W 16 

Moye, William J 19 

Mozingo, Tom 26 

Murphy, Carrie 29 

Murphy, Hardy H 30 

Murphy, Stephen W 30 

Murray, James 20 

Nail, Reuben 5 

Nash, James 2 

Nelson, Andiliser Drupiney 32 

Nelson, Caroline 32 

Nelson, Cinderella Irene 32 

Nelson, Drupina Ann 32 

Nelson, Elizabeth 32 

Nelson, Fanney Adelane 32 

Nelson, Fanney 32 

Nelson, Hannah Louisa 33 

Nelson, Hansel 20, 32 

Nelson, J.R 33 

Nelson, James Lancelot 32 

Nelson, James Thomas 33 

Nelson, John Hansel 32 

Nelson, John R 32 

Nelson, John W 32 

Nelson, John William 33 

Nelson, Jonas 32 

Nelson, Marret Estell 33 

Nelson, Mary Luvenia 32 

Nelson, Mary 32 

Nelson, McGilbrey W 32 

Nelson, Nancy Elizabeth 33 

Nelson, Robert 33 

Nelson, Sarah Frances 32 

Nelson, Sydny 32 

Nelson, Thurman 32 

Nelson, William M 17, 18 

Neusman, Ella 26 

Newell, James A 28 

Newell, Sima 27 

Nichols, Darlie 27 

Nichols, Franklin 18 

Nichols, R. A 21 

Norman, Pennie, Mrs 29 

Ormond, Nusson Martin 26 

Ormond, W. P 26 

Ormond, Wyriot 9 



Osborne, Luke 12 

Ottry, William 10 

Paramore, Burt 8 

Paramore, James 17 

Parker, Ed S 31 

Parker, James 19 

Parker, Sophia 1 5 

Parrish, Georgia Frances 30 

Parrish, Thomas 30 

Patrick, B. F 22 

Patten, Col 3, 4 

Paul, James L 16, 17 

Paxton, Col 1,3 

Pearce, B. C 17 

Pearcy, Horace 28 

Pearcy, Joseph N 28 

Peebles, Dick 8 

Peeden, William 17 

Perkins, Churchill 18, 20 

Perkins, David 1 

Perkins, George G 17 

Perkins, James H 18 

Perkins, W. H 18 

Perry, Ensign 2 

Perry, Mary, Mrs 28 

Phillips, Alice 27 

Phillips, Barney 30 

Phillips, Clara 26 

Phillips, J. J., Rev 31 

Phillips, Nancy 28 

Phillips, Warren 28 

Phillips, William 27 

Phillips, Zilphia Cordelia 30 

Pollard, Bebbie 24 

Pollard, Benjamin 16 

Pollard, J. T 7 

Pollard, John 24 

Pollard, Mittie 24 

Pollard, William L 16 

Pollard, Willie 19 

Porter, Martha 19 

Pothill, James 2 

Powers, M 19 

Pringle, George 2 

Proctor, John 17 

Randolph, Louisa 20 

Randolph, Matthew 10 

Reddick, Bastell 26 

Reddick, Benjamin 31 

Reddick, Frank 27 

Reddick, Mary 31 

Reddick, Minnie 27 

Rembert, Andrew 14 

Rice, H. E 14 

Rice, T. G 14 

Riddick, Joseph 1 1 



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INDEX 



Ringgold, Thos 10 

Robinson, John S 17 

Ross, Elizabeth 31 

Rountree, Charles J 19 

Rountree, Henry M 19 

Rountree, Robert H 19 

Rountree, Winefred 1 6 

Rountree, Winnie B 19 

Rouse, Adeline 27 

Salter, Clara, Mrs 1 1 

Salter, John 12 

Salter, Robert, Capt 3, 4 

Satterthwaite, Rebecca 7 

Sermons, Carinne 24 

Sermons, David G 22 

Sermons, Effie 24 

Sermons, Eva 24 

Sermons, J. F 22 

Sermons, J.J 22 

Sermons, Mamie 24 

Sermons, Matthew 22 

Sermons, Ruth 24 

Sermons, William 24 

Shaw, Deliverance 7 

Sheppard, Henry 20 

Sheppard, Thomas J 20 

Sherrod, William 1 1 

Shirley, Ella Gay, Mrs 28 

Shivers, Richard 30 

Shivers, William 17 

Shute, Joseph B 15 

Simpkins, James 23 

Simpson, John 8, 10, 11 

Skinner, Martha 28 

Smith, Ammita 26 

Smith, C. D 21 

Smith, C. S 31 

Smith, Eliza Jane 22 

Smith, Fannie A., Miss 21 

Smith, Henry 26 

Smith, Ivy 21 

Smith, Jesse Cicero 30 

Smith, Jesse L 21 

Smith, Jesse 19, 20 

Smith, JohnS 17 

Smith, John 7, 12 

Smith, Mark 26 

Smith, Pattie, Mrs 21 

Smith, Rebecca 26, 29 

Smith, Robert 29 

Smith, Thomas 7 

Smith. John Stanley 22 

Speight, Abner 17 

Speight, Annie 24 

Speight, Henry 24 

Speight, Inez 30 



Speight, Martha 26, 28 

Spivey, D. F., Mrs 30 

Stafford , Samuel 10 

Stafford, Seth, Lt 2, 3,4 

Standi, Henry 20 

Stancill, Robert H 20 

Staton, William 10 

Stocks, A. H 30 

Stocks, Annie 30 

Stocks, Charles 28, 30 

Stocks, Elias 26 

Stocks, Henry Ernest 30 

Stocks, James 17 

Stocks, Jim 26 

Stocks, Stella 27 

Stocks, Timma 16 

Stocks, W.J 29 

Stocks, William Fodie 29 

Stocks, Wm. A 17 

Stocks, Zilphia Cordelia 30 

Stocks, Zilphia 29 

Stokes, M. M 14 

Streeter, Bob 32 

Streeter, Caroline 32 

Streeter, Hilary 32 

Streeter, Jacob 32 

Streeter, Junny 32 

Streeter, Longstreet 32 

Streeter, Mandy 32 

Streeter, Redden 32 

Streeter, Samson 32 

Streeter, Stephen 32 

Streeter, Tom 32 

Sugg, George 10 

Sugg, Peter 13 

Surles, J. M 30 

Sutton, EdwardS 29 

Sutton, Heba 23 

Sutton, James 23 

Sutton, Jesse 17 

Sutton, Noah 23 

Sutton, Ola 23 

Sutton, Seth 29 

Taylor, Charles 28 

Taylor, Dollie 29 

Taylor, Feddie, Mrs 31 

Thigpen, B. A 6 

Thomas, Howell 17 

Thompson, Horas G 25 

Thompson, Margaret 15 

Thompson, Nathe 15 

Tiddell, Charles 10 

Tison, Aaron 10 

Tison, Cornelius 10 

Tison, Frederick 10 

Tison, Jonathan 10 



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INDEX 



Tison, Wm 10 

Trip, Major 3 

Tripp, Benjamin 31 

Tripp, Linnie 3 1 

Truss, Samuel ; 10 

Tucker, C. A 23 

Tucker, Durwood 23 

Tucker, Heba.... 23 

Tucker, Lucy 24 

Tucker, Martha Elizabeth 15 

Tucker, Mr 18 

Tucker, Myrtle 24 

Tucker, Novella 23 

Tucker, Ola 23 

Tucker, Ralph 23 

Tucker, Simon 23 

Tucker, Stella 24 

Tucker, Willie 23 

Tugwell, Charlie E 30 

Tugwell, Levy 30 

Tugwell, Margret 30 

Tugwell, Peter 18 

Tunstall, W. U 29 

Turnage, Martha 19 

Turnage, Moses 19 

Turnage, Robert E 19 

Turner, Henry Benjamin 30 

Turner, Ode 30 

Tyson, B. H 20 

Tyson, Benjamin 20, 27 

Tyson, C. L 21 

Tyson, Dan 27 

Tyson, Job 10 

Tyson, Joseph 17 

Tyson, Matilda 20 

Tyson, Rachel 27 

Tyson, Sherrod 19, 20 

Vanderveer, Jacob 18 

Vandiford, CO 27 

Vandiford, Wiley 27 

Venters, Julia 28 

Vinson, Henry 16 

Vinson, Mary Ann 16 

W. J. Blow 16, 17 

Wainright, H. C 30 

Wainright, Jesse 30 

Waldron, Charles 12 

Wallis, Capt 3 

Ward, Rippon 20 

Warren, Jonas 30 

Weeks, Ezekiel 7 

Weeks, Sarah 7 

Wells, John 27 

Wells, Mark 27 

Whichard, Ashley 10 



White, Capt 3,4 

White, Daniel, Capt 2 

White, Luke 8 

White, W 31 

Whitehead, William 17 

Whitehurst, Christianna E 6 

Whitehurst, John 20 

Whitehurst, Simon 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Whitehurst, W. A 17, 18 

Whitfield, Mary E 18 

Whitfield, Wm 10 

Wiggins, Thomas 14 

Williams, Cora Lee 30 

Williams, J. P 16 

Williams, Jack 23 

Williams, James T 17,20 

Williams, John A. 30 

Williams, John D 20 

Williams, John 23 

Williams, Joseph A 20 

Williams, Noah 23 

Williams, Redmond 31 

Williams, Richard 20 

Williams, Richard, Dr 10 

Williams, Victoria 23 

Williams, Willie 20 

Williams. Mahala 31 

Willoughby, J. W 27 

Willoughby, LulaC 27 

Willoughby, R. A 21 

Wilson, William 8 

Winbourne, Elizabeth 30 

Wolfenden, George 10 

Wooten, Amanda Milicent 33 

Wooten, Amos Monroe 33 

Wooten, Amos 33 

Wooten, Arthur LeRoy 33 

Wooten, Delpha Ann Penelope 33 

Wooten, Florena 28 

Wooten, Joseph Allen 33 

Wooten, Kinchen Robert 33 

Wooten, Kindred Thomas 33 

Wooten, Louis Ernest 33 

Wooten, Mary Louisa 33 

Wooten, Stephen Chapman 33 

Wooten, William Henry 33 

Wooten, William Jackson 28 

Wooten, Worley 28 

Worsley, John 12 

Worthington, Ed 29 

Worthington, Emma Lee 26 

Worthington, Gideon 16 

Worthington, Isaac 3 1 

Wynns, William 12 



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VOLUME XIX, No. 4 
November 2012 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 2608, Greenville, NC 27836 



Officers 2012 

President Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
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Vice President (office vacant) 

Secretary Sheryl Cayton 

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Treasurer Sue Butler 

439 W. Hanrahan Road, Grifton, NC 28530 (252-746-6064) 

Executive Board Robin Nichols 

28 1 1 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville, NC 27834 (252-355-8084) 
email (nicholra@guc.com) 

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5245 County Home Road, Winterville, NC 28590-7834 (252-756-7196) 
email (jnlewis@embarqmail.com) 

Executive Board Lula T. Tucker 

4105 Dudley's Grant Drive, Winterville, NC 28590 (252-814-5449) 
email (lulartucker@gmail.com) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
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Volume XIX, No. 4 



November 2012 



JOHN ANDERSON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION 1 

BOOK OF HEADRIGHTS, 1741-1750 4 

GREENE COUNTY WAR OF 1812 DESERTERS 7 

WILL OF JOHN LAVENDER BUCK, STODDARD CO., MISSOURI, 1902 8 

ELDER SAMUEL MOORE OBITUARY (1772-1847) 11 

PITT COUNT ATNS ELSEWHERE IN 1860 CENSUS 13 

WDLL OF LOVEY WILSON, 1861 15 

PITT COUNTY COURT MINUTES, 1864 16 

BENJAMIN F. WOOTEN LAND DIVISION, 1866 19 

BENJAMIN W. TURNAGE LAND DIVISION, 1866 21 

BEAVER DAM TOWNSHIP, 1882 23 

GREENE COUNTY DEATH CERTD7ICATES 25 

BAKER FAMILY MARRIAGES 28 

Bible Records Wm. F. and Mary Proctor Andrews Record 32 

Brown — Sha vender Bible Record 33 

FELLERS 

JAMES T. DUPREE DEAD, 1899 3 

SPAIN FAMILY COURT NOTICE, 1874 10 

CAPT. JOHN KING CSA WALKING STICK, 1896 12 

BRANDY DISTDLLERS, 1883 15 

MRS. ELIZABETH BROWN DRIVER DEAD, 1889 18 

AMBROSE JONES' GRIST AND SAWMILL, 1795 20 

ORMOND CHERRY FAMILY, 1860 22 

HENRY C. TURNAGE 80™ BIRTHDAY PARTY, 1924 24 



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John Anderson, Rev. War Pension 

The following are selected items from the Revolutionary War pension records of John Anderson 
found on microfilm at the National Archives, Washington, D. C. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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[CERTIFICATE] This May Sertify that I inlisted Jno ANDERSON A Soaldier in the Continental Armey for three 
years & no more, Which time Was Out in may One thousand and Seven Hundred & Seventy nine. 
Given under my Hand this 28* of March 1780. 

Jno. ENLOE 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

this day personally came before me James RANDOLPH one of the Justices for the County aforesaid Samuel 
SIMPSON Esq. of the County of Craven and made oath upon the holy evangelist of Almighty God that he believed the 
Certificate in possession of John ANDERSON to be in the handwriting of John ENLOE which Certificate reads as 
follows Sworn to before this November 4, 1818 

James Randolph, JP 
Saml. Simpson 

State of North Carolina, Secretary's Office 15 th of June 1819 

I William HILL Secretary of State in & for the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that it appears from the muster roll of 
the North Carolina Continental line that John ANDERSON a private in Enloe's Company of the 5th Regiment was 
mustered in 1777 for three years and deserted on the 9 th of February 1780. 
Given under my hand the day above. Wm. HILL 

District of North Carolina} 

On this 18 th day of June 1819, before me the Subscriber, one of the Judges of the United States for the said district, 
personally appeared John ANDERSON; aged 59 years, resident in Pitt County in the said district, who being by me 
first duly Sworn, according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision 
made by the late act of Congress entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of 
the United States in the revolutionary war:" That he the said John ANDERSON enlisted as a soldier, and 
Martinborough (now Greenville) in the State of North Carolina, on or about the 7 th of May 1776, for one year, in the 
Company commanded by Captain ENLOE, of the 5th Regiment; in the North Carolina line, on the Continental 
establishment; that he continued to serve in said company until the 24 th of October 1776, when he reenlisted, in the 
vicinity of Halifax in the State of North Carolina, in the same Company & Service, for three years, commencing at his 
said first enlistment; that he continued in said Company without any intermission from the time of his said first 
enlistment & under the same Captain until October or November 1777, when Captain ENLOE resigned & Captain 
ARMSTRONG Succeeded him; that he still continued in the same Company, but transferred to the 2 nd Regiment, 
under Colonel PATTON until the end of the said three years & longer; that he was permitted to go home, and was 
regularly discharged, from the service, in Pitt County in the State of North Carolina, and April or May 1781, which 
discharge is lost; that he was in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown & Monmouth; and that he is now in reduced 
circumstances & stands in need of the assistance of his country for support. 
Sworn to & declared before me, the day & year first aforesaid. 
H. POTTER, DJUSNC 



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Henry BARNHILL maketh oath that until a few years ago he was well acquainted with the circumstances of the 
aforesaid John ANDERSON, that he now resides about 13 miles from him; and that from his knowledge & from 
report, he believes & is satisfied that the said John is in reduced circumstances & stands in need of the assistance of his 
country for support. 

Sworn to before me at the time & place aforesaid 
H. POTTER, DJUSNC 

State of North Carolina County of Pitt} 

The undersigned Robert LANIER & Marshall DICKINSON, two of the Justices of the Peace for the said County of 
Pitt, having met at the House of Major John HODGE in said County on the ninth day of November in the year 1 8 1 8 at 
the request of Major John ANDERSON of the same County, proceeded to take the deposition of said John HODGE & 
of Captain Ben HODGE, as follows, to wit Benjamin HODGE being sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God 
according to the form of the Law, deposeth & saith that he is well acquainted with Major John ANDERSON of the 
County of Pitt and has been more or less since May in the year 1776, that the said Deponent enlisted in the Army on 
the 6th day of May 1776 and that the said John ANDERSON enlisted on the 7 th day of the same month of May 1776 
under Captain John ENLOE in the 5 th Regiment of North Carolina Continentals commanded by Colonel Edward 
BUNCOMBE, which enlistment was for the term of Twelve months - that in October of the same year while 
encamped in the County of Halifax the said John ANDERSON reenlisted in the same company for the term of three 
years to commence from the said 7 th day of May 1776 - that this 

Henry BARNHILL deponent served in the .said Company as Sergeant until his term of 12 months had expired, during 
which time the said John ANDERSON served in the same company as a private soldier and was left in the 
service by deponent. This deponent does not know of his own knowledge say any thing further of said Anderson's 
continuance in the said Army but always supposed & believes that he served his time out until he was lawfully 
discharged, as he never heard the contrary suggested though he has been well acquainted with him since the said War. 
This deponent further saith that he often saw the above mentioned John ENLOE write & sign his name - that he 
considers himself as well acquainted with us his handwriting - and from that acquaintance he saith that he has no 
doubt but that the certificate signed by the said John ENLOE & hereunto annexed, is in the handwriting of the said 
Captain John ENLOE. This deponent further saith that the reenlistment of the said John ANDERSON in October 1776 
for three years from the first enlistment as aforesaid above is perfectly in his recollection - that several others of his 
acquaintance reenlisted at the same time - that he recollects seeing Captain ENLOE give them the sixteenth of a dollar 
towards their bounty & promised when the paymaster came to pay them the rest of the County in which was Ten 
Dollars - The Captain also offered this deponent the same terms & urged him to enlist, but deponent declined it. 
And further deponent saith not. 
Benj. HODGE 

John HODGE being duly sworn as above deposeth and saith that he was an Ensign in Captain John ENLOE'S 
company in the 5 th Regiment of Continentals originally commanded by Colonel BUNCOMBE - That he is and has 
long been, well acquainted with Major John ANDERSON of the County of Pitt - that he well remembers that the said 
ANDERSON enlisted in said Company the latter part of April or the beginning of May in the year 1776, that he was 
among the first that he enlisted in said Company. This deponent continued in said company two years or two years 
and a half, during which time said ANDERSON continued in steady service unless absent on customary furloughs, and 
was serving in the same company and this deponent left the service. This deponent cannot say of his own knowledge 
that said ANDERSON enlisted for three years from the said April or May 1776 but he always understood & believes 
that he did - and he is fully convinced that he served his term of three years out, if not longer, having never heard to 
the contrary though well & intimately acquainted with him, and living in the same County for a great length of time to 
wit from our youth up to the present time. This deponent further saith that he was accustomed to see the said Captain 
ENLOE write & sign his name and from that acquaintance he believes the certificate hereunto annexed signed John 
ENLOE is in the handwriting of the said Captain ENLOE. 
John HODGS 



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State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

this day personally came before me Shadrach SHIVERS one of the Justices for the said County of Pitt William 
SPAIN of the County aforesaid and made oath upon the holy Evangelist of Almighty God that he was well acquainted 
with John ANDERSON of the State and County aforesaid in the Continental Service from sometime in April 1 777 till 
sometime in February 1780 at which time April 1777 said William SPAIN Entered into the Continental Service & that 
he had been Acquainted with said ANDERSON from his Infancy & had lived a neighbor to him and he believed that 
said ANDERSON had Served nearly 12 months before he the said William SPAIN had entered into Said Continental 
Service the above deposition of William SPAIN was taken and subscribed to before me at the Dwelling house of 
Captain Jesse SHIVERS on the 12 th of June 1819. I certify that William SPAIN is a man of Credibility. Given under 
my hand the day & date above mentioned. 

Sworn to before me the day and date above written. Shadrack SHIVERS 

William (his mark) SPAIN 

State of North Carolina, County of Pitt} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions August Term 1832 

On this tenth day of August A.D. 1832, personally appeared before the Justices of the Said Court John ANDERSON, a 
resident of the County of Pitt aforesaid, aged seventy two years (72), who being first duly sworn according to law, in 
open Court, doth, on his oath, make the following statement, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the 
Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he was a Soldier of the Army of the Revolution, a Private in the 5 th and in 
the 2nd Regiments of the North Carolina Continental line, that he was placed on the Pension Roll under the Act of 
March 18, 1818, of the North Carolina Agency, received a Certificate thereof and drew the first payment due thereon - 
and was struck off from the same on account of property - that he now resides in the County of Pitt aforesaid and 
resided there at the time the first application was made. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or 
annuity except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any Agency of any State, or if 
any, only on that of the Agency in the State of North Carolina, from which he has been stricken off as aforesaid. 
Sworn to, and subscribed, the day and year aforesaid. John ANDERSON 

Archibald PARKER, Clk 

And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a Soldier of the Revolution, 
and was on the Pension Roll as he states — 

I, Archibald PARKER, Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Pitt aforesaid, do hereby 
certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of application 

[John ANDERSON was inscribed on the North Carolina Pension Roll at the rate of $80 per annum commencing 
March 4th, 183 1, for two-year's service as a private in the North Carolina Continental line. The evidence to rebut the 
stigma of desertion was sufficiently complete in his favor. A Certificate of Pension was issued on March 21 st 1833 and 
sent to Archibald PARKER, Clerk, Greenville, paying arrears of $200] 



James T. Dupree Dead, 1899 

Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., July 27, 1899 

Died Tuesday evening at his home near Old Sparta, of acute-gastritus, Jas. T. DUPREE, aged 48. If he had an enemy it 
was himself. He was not only popular with all who knew him, but much liked and often loved. His errors were all of 
the head and not of the great big heart which was full of sympathy for the needy and distressed. Those who will miss 
him and mourn his loss will not be confined to any class, race or party. 



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Book of Headrights, 1741-1750 

The following are selected entries from the Book of Rights, 1741-1750, Secretary of State Records, SS XVIII, Land 
Office (State), Record Keeping, Miscellaneous; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. This record was copied from the original 
in July 1764 by the Secretary of State Office, Wilmington, NC, under Arthur Dobbs. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In an effort to populate the colony the NC Colonial Court offered "Headrights" as an incentive. Patents were 
first offered for the service of bringing settlers into the colony. For this service, a person earned a "Headright" for a 
given number of acres per settler (male/female/child/slave). Proving headrights for land was when individuals claimed 
rights for themselves, or for persons they had brought into NC and for persons whose right they had purchased, 
transfered or inherited. Generally, headrights consisted of 60 acres of land awarded to the individual who paid for their 
transportation. If someone paid for their own transportation, they got the 60 acres themselves. Acreage varied, but the 
usual stipulation was that the patentee was to settle the land, clear and plant a given number of acres. There was alot of 
fraud in the system when people would claim headrights on the same individuals by taking them back and forth across 
rivers and creeks into other counties. Headrights were not immediately claimed after a settler arrived in the colony. He 
might wait for some time to accumulate enough people to receive the maximum allowable acreage. The system for 
claiming headrights in North Carolina changed in 1741, when grants were only for the grantee's own head and those of 
his immediate family (wife, children & slaves). The headright system ended in 1754. The colony-level records usually 
included the numbers of whites and blacks in the family, but not their names. 

«$♦ «j* ♦J* ♦♦♦ 

Names of Persons County Year Whites/Blacks 

Proving their rights 



Adams, James 
Adams, William 
Andrews, Warren 
Andrews, William 

Barrow, John 
Barrow, Joseph 
Barrow, Richard 
Blount, James 
Boyde, John 
Boyd, Robert 
Brinson, Adam 
Brown, John 
Bryan, John 
Bryan, Needham 
Buck, Isaac 
Bussett, Abraham 
Butler, John 
Butler, Robert 
Butler, William 



Beaufort 
Beaufort 
Tyrrell 
Edgecombe 

Beaufort 

Beaufort 

Beaufort 

Tyrrell 

Craven 

Beaufort 

Onslow 

Beaufort 

Craven 

Craven 

Beaufort 

Craven 

Onslow 

Edgecombe 

Onslow 



Dec. 1743 
Sept. 1742 
Sept. 1742 
Feb. 1744 

Dec. 1741 
Dec. 1741 
Dec. 1741 
Sept. 1744 
Dec. 1742 
Dec. 1741 
Jan. 1749 
June 1742 
Sept. 1742 
June 1742 
June 1743 
Nov. 1744 
July 1744 
May 1743 
Jan. 1744 



3 whites 

2 whites/ 10 blacks 
5 whites/ 3 blacks 

10 whites 

8 whites/ 9 blacks 
5 whites/ 1 black 
8 whites/ 3 blacks 

2 whites 

3 whites 

1 1 whites/ 6 blacks 

5 whites 
2 white 

4 whites/ 12 blacks 
4 whites/ 1 black 

7 whites/ 8 blacks 
2 whites 

6 whites 
4 whites 
2 whites 



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Cannon, William 


Beaufort 


Dec. 1742 


6 whites/2 blacks 


Carrol, John 


Craven 


Dec. 1742 


6 whites 


Cassen, William 


Beaufort 


Sept. 1745 


9 whites 


Cherry, James 


Craven 


Sept. 1742 


3 whites 


Cherry, Samuel 


Beaufort 


Sept. 1742 


9 whites/ 5 blacks 


Clement, Giles 


Beaufort 


June 1750 


3 whites 


Collins, James 


Craven 


Mar. 1742 


4 whites 


Collins, James, Sr. 


Craven 


Mar. 1742 


8 whites 


Collins, William 


Onslow 


Oct. 1742 


5 whites 


Congleton, William 


Beaufort 


Mar. 1741 


5 whites/ 1 black 


Cox, Daniel 


Craven 


June 1744 


4 whites 


Dale, William 


Craven 


Sept. 1744 


4 whites 


Davis, Thomas (in Counsel) 


Beaufort 


? 


3 whites 


Davis, Thomas 


Craven 


Sept. 1743 


8 whites 


Davis, William 


Beaufort 


Mar. 1745 


7 whites 


Dunbar, Robert 


Edgecombe 


Feb. 1743 


6 whites 


Dunbar, William 


Beaufort 


Dec. 1742 


7 whites/ 7 blacks 


Everett, Henry 


Beaufort 


Mar. 1741 


5 whites/ 2 blacks 


Everett, Henry 


Beaufort 


Mar. 1742 


1 white 


Farmer, Thomas 


Beaufort 


Dec. 1744 


7 whites 


Flanakin, Thomas 


Beaufort 


Dec. 1742 


4 whites/ 1 black 


Frank, Martin 


Craven 


Dec. 1742 


7 whites/ 1 8 blacks 


Fulcher, William 


Craven 


Sept. 1744 


5 whites 


Gallin, John [Gatlin?] 


Craven 


Mar. 1741 


4 whites/ 4 blacks 



Harris, Timothy 
Hart, Richard 
Herenton, John 
Holloway, John 
Hudnall, Robert 

Jenkins, John 
Jones, Simon 
Johnston, Richard 



Beaufort 

Craven 

Beaufort 

Craven 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Beaufort 

Craven 



Mar. 1744 
June 1744 
June 1743 
Sept. 1746 
Feb. 1741 

Feb. 1742 
[no date] 
Dec. 1742 



4 whites 
1 white 
4 whites 

13 whites/ 4 blacks 

6 whites/ 1 black 

1 white/ 1 black 

7 whites/ 2 blacks 
7 whites/ 2 blacks 



Kernege, George 



Craven 



Dec. 1742 



6 whites/ 1 1 blacks 



Lenear, John 
Lenear, William 
Lewis, Thomas 
Lisle, John 
Loftin, Leonard 



Beaufort 

Beaufort 

Craven 

Edgecombe 

Craven 



Mar. 1744 
Sept. 1743 
Dec. 1743 
Feb. 1742 
Dec. 1743 



2 whites 
4 whites 



6 whites 
6 whites 



Mace, William 



Beaufort 



Mar. 1741 



5 whites 



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Mackilroy, Archibald 
Macklewain, James 
Mason, Roger 
Marten, Thomas 
Martin, Lodowick 
Martin, William 
Masters, Joseph 
Matthew, John 
Mayo, John 
Miller, Philip 
Mills, John 
Mills, Thomas 
Moore, John 
Murphey, Edmond 



Craven 
Craven 
Hyde 

Edgecombe 

Beaufort 

Beaufort 

Craven 

Craven 

Beaufort 

Craven 

Beaufort 

Craven 

Craven 

Craven 



Sept. 1743 
Dec. 1742 
Dec. 1741 
Feb. 1741 
June 1742 
Mar. 1742 
Mar. 1742/43 
June 1743 
Dec. 1742 
Dec. 1743 
Mar. 1741 
July 1750 
Mar. 1743 
Sept. 1743 



4 whites 

1 1 whites/ 5 blacks 
8 whites/ 6 blacks 

5 whites 

8 whites/ 1 black 

9 whites/ 6 blacks 

2 whites 

3 whites/ 2 blacks 

10 whites 
8 whites 
7 whites 

6 whites/ 2 blacks 

7 whites 

8 whites 



Nelson, John 

Ormond, Wyret 

Pierce, Edmond 
Pilkington, Seth 

Rigney, James 

Simmons, Andrew 
Slaughter, Luke 
Smith, John 
Smith, Robert 
Smith, Samuel 
Smith, Thomas 
Snode, Henry 
Snode, John 

Tindall, John 
Tyson, Mathia 

Vanpelt, Daniel 

Walless, Andrew 
Wallis, John 
Whitfield, Luke 
Williams, Benjamin 
Williams, Edmund 
Williams, John 
Williams, Thomas 



Craven 

Beaufort 

Beaufort 
Beaufort 

Beaufort 

Beaufort 

Bertie 

Craven 

Craven 

Craven 

Craven 

Beaufort 

Beaufort 

Beaufort 
Hyde 

Bertie 

Craven 

Beaufort 

Onslow 

Craven 

Craven 

Beaufort 

Beaufort 



June 1742 

Dec. 1742 

Dec. 1741 
June 1742 

Mar. 1741 

Sept. 1742 
May 1742 
Mar. 1741 
Dec. 1741 
June 1742 
Mar. 1741 
Sept. 1743 
Sept. 1742 

Sept. 1742 
Sept. 1742 

May 1742 

Sept. 1743 
June 1743 
July 1743 
June 1743 
Dec. 1742 
June 1743 
Mar. 1741 



8 whites 

1 1 whites/ 7 blacks 

1 1 whites/ 6 blacks 
7 whites/ 12 blacks 

6 whites/ 3 blacks 

5 whites 

2 whites/ 1 black 

7 whites/ 6 blacks 

6 whites 

6 whites/ 5 blacks 

8 whites/ 10 blacks 

1 white/ 3 blacks 

10 whites/ 30 blacks 

5 whites 

3 whites 

3 whites/ 2 blacks 
3 whites 

3 whites/ 1 black 

7 whites 

2 whites/ 3 blacks 
7 whites 

7 whites 
5 whites 



OS 



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Greene County War of 1812 Deserters 

This is an advertisement found in the Carolina Federal Republican, New Bern, NC, Aug. 14, 1813. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



350 Dollars Reward 

Camp at Beaufort, August 9 th , 1813 
Deserted from my command on the morning of 6 th Inst, 
the following mllitia men, (who had been received as a 
part of the detachment, authorized by an act of 
Congress passed the 1 th day of April, 1 8 1 2) to wit, Joseph 
House, Lemon Speight, Stephen Green, Kinchen Peacock, 
MathewHays, William Brooks, Levi Walston, Benjamin 
Sellars, Calvin Moy, Jesse Coward, George Belcher, 
Benjamin Walston, Caleb Spivy, Kedar Farmer, Joseph 
Farmer, Silas Meeks, Alexander Williams, Joseph Harrel, 
Alfred Hart, Patrick Dickson, Micajah Suggs, Benjamin 
Scarborough, Thomas Edwards, JohnMincy, Jesse Pope, 
Silas Lassitter, Gideon Britt, Isaac Parker, Wright Kennedy, 
Robert Hill, Benjamin Tyson, John Faircloth, Abel Brown 
and Hardy Dean. The above mentioned deserters were 
detached from the counties of greene and johnston, and 
all are probably lurking about their homes. a reward of 
Ten Dollars will be given for each man, or three Hundred 
and Fifty Dollars for the whole of the above named men, 
if delivered to the commandant at this post, with all 
reasonable expences— to be paid out of the monthly pay 
of said deserters. 

Nathan Tisdale 

Major, Commanding Detachment, at Beaufort and Hampton 



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Will of John L. Buck, Stoddard Co., Mo., 1902 

John Lavender Buck (1830-1903) was a son of Bryant F. Buck and Selina Elizabeth Moore of Pitt County, NC. This 
Will is found in Will Book D, pages 1-3, Stoddard County, Missouri. This transcript was found in the papers of Rachel 
Hord, Crescent City, FL located in the William Moore Family Papers, #596, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. 

Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri; Biographies of Stoddard County, Mo., 1888 

John Lavender Buck, b. Oct. 18, 1830 in Pitt Co., d. Jan. 25, 1903 in Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., Missouri.; m.l) 
Frances Miller, b. Jan. 31, 1840, d. Oct. 1, 1866; by whom he had six children; m.2) on Dec. 24, 1867 in Stoddard Co., 
Mo. to Laura Adaline Boyd, b. Aug. 2, 1849, d. Apr. 10, 1879; who bore him six children; m.3) Maria Elizabeth 
Miller, b. Oct. 19, 1860 in Missouri, d. Jan. 6, 1934; by whom he has one son, John. John L. was two years old when 
he went with his father to Scott County. In 1848 he came to Stoddard County and located in Bloomfield, where he has 
since resided. After coming to Bloomfield, John L. worked at the saddler's trade for two years, under Joel B. Kesner. 
He was then employed (1851) as clerk in a dry goods store at this place, with Daniel B. Miller, with whom he 
remained until 1856. He then engaged with his father-in-law, Henry Miller, in the mercantile business at Spring Hill, 
where they continued for three years, or until 1859, when he moved back to Bloomfield and bought a stock of goods. 
At the breaking out of the Civil War he was compelled to abandon his business, and did not resume it until the close of 
the war. He was Assistant Commissary for a short time under Thompson's State militia. At the close of the war, he 
resumed the mercantile business, under the firm name of Miller & Buck. This continued until 1872, when Mr. Miller 
died and Mr. Buck purchased his interest and continued the business under his own name for several years, when 
James E. Boyd became a partner. The firm then became known as James E. Boyd & Co. John L. had served as county 
treasurer for twelve years in succession. He has been a member of the town council and school board, and was one of 
the most prominent men of Stoddard County. They are all buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, Stoddard Co., Missouri. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

In the Name of God Amen. 

Know All Men by these presence that I John L. BUCK-of the-City-of-Bloomfield -in the County of-Stoddard -and 
State of-Missouri being of sound mind and realizing the certainty of death and the uncertain tenure of life, and desiring 
to deal justly and impartially with all who have a claim over by bounty, do make and publish this, my Last Will and 
Testament-hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. 

First: I desire that my funeral be conducted under the direction of my beloved wife and children in a manner befitting 
my mode of life and consistent therewith. 

Second: I desire that all my funeral expenses, and all my just debts be paid out of my estate and that my executor, out 
of the funds in his hands belonging to my estate, purchase and place over my grave a monument to be selected by my 
wife and children, the same to be such a monument, as they shall deem my labors and worth in their behalf justly 
entitles me. 

Third: I give and bequeath to me beloved wife, Elizabeth BUCK, the following described real Estate, Situate in the 
County of Stoddard, and State of Missouri, to wit: "My Home Place" in the city of Bloomfield, lying South and 
fronting on Bloomfield Avenue and extending back to the "Griff Glover property" in fee simple absolute I further 
give and bequeath to my beloved wife all our household and kitchen furniture, and all the appurtenances situated in or 
upon the aforesaid premises; our family horse and buggy and the sum of Fifteen hundred dollars in cash. 



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Fourth: I give and bequeath to my son, John BUCK, Jr., the following described real estate, situate in the city of 
Minneapolis, in the State of Minn., to wit: Lots Nine (9) and Ten (10) in Block - of Cahoon part, all the land I have in 
that City, in fee simple absolute. I further give and bequeath to my said son John BUCK, Jr.,the sum of one thousand 
Dollars cash. 

Fifth: I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Thomas L. BUCK, the following real estate, situate in the city of 
Bloomfield, in the county of Stoddard and State of Missouri, to wit: "The Homer place", and being that certain piece 
or parcel of land lying just west of my home place and south of Bloomfield Avenue, in fee simple absolute. I further 
give and bequeath to my said son Thomas L. BUCK, the sum of Two thousand Dollars in cash. 

Sixth: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Ada BUCK, the following described real estate, situate in the 
County of Stoddard and State of Missouri, to wit: Commencing at the South West Corner of the South West quarter of 
the South West quarter of section thirteen in Township Twenty six (26), Range Ten (10) East running thence North 20 
rods, thence east 40 rods, thence South 20 rods, thence West 40 rods to place of beginning. /pg.2/I give this land to my 
daughter Ada for the purpose of a house site, and it is my desire that if it should be found on investigation that the 
above described strip does not reach far enough up on the hill to make it suitable for a home that the commissioners 
herein after named shall add more land for that purpose. I further give and bequeath to my said daughter Ada the sum 
of Fifteen hundred Dollars in Cash. 

Seventh: I make the above special request for the reason that I have heretofore advanced certain sums of money and 
property to my other children, to a sum equal, if not more, than the above amounts, and these sums are therefore made 
to them to equalize as far as possible the distribution of my estate among all my heirs, and is not made with any spirit 
or intentions of preferring, or desire on my part of preferring, one of the objects of my bounty above another. 

Eighth: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth BUCK, and to my beloved children John L. BUCK Jr., 
Thomas L. BUCK, Ada BUCK, Alice HOMER, Charles BUCK, J.B. BUCK, and Laura SMITH, all the rest and 
residue of my Estate, real, personal and mixed, of whatsoever character and wherever situate, in equal portions, share 
and share alike, each to receive one eighth of the residue of my Estate. It being my desire and request that my wife 
accept a child's part in the residue of my Estate, in addition to the devise to her in paragraph three of this Will, in lieu 
of Dower and other Marital rights. 

NjnthjJ hereby appoint J.H. PUNCH and A.L. HARTY as commissioners to divide my real estate between my heirs. It 
shall be their duty to divide the land in eight equal portions as nearly as they can, and to assign to each of those 
persons named in paragraph Eighth of this will, one portion thereof, and to take such steps as they shall find necessary 
to effectuate such partition of my said real estate among my said heirs; they are not to take into consideration or be 
influenced in the discharge of their duties herein, by the special bequests of real estate herein contained. I have great 
confidence in their judgment and integrity and it is my request that my heirs acquiesce in and aid in effectuating the 
division they shall make. 

Tenth: I hereby constitute and appoint my son James B. BUCK executor of this my Last Will and Testament. 

Eleventh: I direct that my Executor pay to my wife, Elizabeth, and to my sons - John L. and Thomas L. and to my 
daughter Ada the sums above willed to them as soon after my decease as the assets in his hands, and the condition of 
the estate, will reasonably admit, and that they immediately upon my demise have the use and control of the real Estate 
herein devised to them. 

Twelfth : During a long life it has been my constant endeavor to deal justly and honorably with my fellow man and in 
the execution of this instrument it has been my sole aim and purpose to deal justly and impartially by my heirs and I 
wish that none of them will find just ground of criticism herein but that all will acquiesce in my judgement in the 
disposition of my property and that my demise may not be followed by the bickering and discontent sometimes 
resulting in expensive and disgraceful litigation so often witnessed in this world, but that harmony and unity my 



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prevail among you and if you think I have merited it, that you may accord me your respect and affection long after my 
body has become the merest dust of the earth. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal to this instrument this-12th-day of - 
December -19-02 John L. BUCK 

WE ATTEST the above and foregoing Will by subscribing our names hereto as witnesses, in the presence of -John L. 
BUCK, the Testator and in the presence of each other, this- 12th -day of-December -19-02 
H. E. MILLER 
A. A. SITZ 



Spain Family Court Notice, 1874 

Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Aug. 14, 1874 



STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Pitt County Superior Court 

Petition for Sale of Land for Partition 

Wm. Hall HADDOCK and wife, Talitha E. HADDOCK, W. A. SPAIN, Mary E. SPAIN, 
James B. CHERRY and T. R. CHERRY, Plaintiffs 
VS. 

Sidney H. SPAIN, Executor of Charles H. SPAIN, James A. BROWN and wife Mary M. 
BROWN, Robert A. BROWN, James H. BROWN, Wm. A. WILKINSON, James H. 
WILLIFORD and wife Mary G. WILLIFORD, W. G. LITTLE, guardian for Emily SPAIN 
and Jane SPAIN, Wm. A. BROWN and Henry H. BROWN, Defendants. 

It appearing to the Court that the Defendants James A. BROWN and wife Mary M. BROWN, 
Robert A. BROWN, James H. WILLIFORD and wife Martha E . WILLIFORD, Wm. A. 
WILKINSON and wife Mary G. WILKINSON, James H. BROWN, Wm. A. BROWN and 
Henry H. BROWN, are non-residents of this State and that the Plaintiffs have cause of action 
against the Defendants, and after due diligence, personal service of the Summons and 
Petition, issued in this cause, cannot be made. Now therefore it is ordered by the Court, that 
publication be made in the "Enquirer- Southerner," a newspaper published in Tarboro, N.C., 
once a week for six successive weeks, notifying said Defendants to appear at the office of the 
Clerk of the Superior Court for Pitt county, in the Town of Greenville, on or before the 5 th day 
of September 1874, and answer, plead or demur, as they may see fit; and upon failure to do 
so, the prayer of Petitioners will be granted, and order of sale made according to law. 
Witness, W. L. CHERRY, Clerk of the Superior Court for Pitt county, at his office in 
Greenville, this July 22 nd , 1 874. W. L. CHERRY, Clerk 

July 24, 1874. 



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Elder Samuel Moore (1772-1847) 

This biographical sketch was found in "The Primitive Baptist, " Vol. 20, No. 5, March 9, 1856 in a private collection. 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

A Biographical sketch of the life of Elder Samuel MOORE, Deed. 

Elder Samuel MOORE, the son of William and Milasent MOORE, (who were members of the Baptist Church 
forty years anterior to their death,) was born August the 30 th day, 1772, in a natural state, as the rest of the family of 
man are, and was nursed and brought up by his parents in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Yet he was a 
stranger to grace, and bore a ruddy and beautiful countenance, and was strong and robust. Yet he never indulged, as 
some do, in open crimes against the natural law. About the 23d year of his age, he was married to Lidea RASBURY, 
who was born about 1779, and it is believed that true motives of love and affection bound them together till the day of 
her death, which took place April the 4 th , 1838. She was brought or drawn by the Spirit of God to Christ and enabled to 
, believe on him to the saving of the soul in early life, and joined the Baptists, and lived an up-right and godly life till 
her death. She was a kind wife, a loving mother, a good mistress, and a friend to many suffering people, and comforted 
them in their distresses. She bore her husband 13 children — 10 or 1 1 they raised to be grown. In a word, she was 
beloved best by those who knew her best. 

But the Lord, in his kindness and love towards Elder Samuel MOORE, enlightened his soul, or awoke him 
out of the long sleep of death which, by nature, he had been in, and shewed him his lost state in such a bright color, 
that it brought on him great trouble and distress of mind, so that he fled to the law for refuge, and tried his strength 
there; but found he failed in every point, until he saw by the deeds thereof, that no flesh could be justified in the sight 
of God by it. He was brought to see himself all over Leprosy with sin, and in a dying, helpless state, and was begging 
for mercy, as the Leprosy man was, when the Lord spoke to him, saying, I will, be thou clean. His burden departed, 
and gladness and joy filled his heart: and with the Heathen Philosopher, could say, 

My sins are gone, and I am free. My Saviour lived and died for me, 

Some short time after he was delivered from his burden and guilt of sin, he came to the church at the Meadow 
M. H. and related his experience, and was gladly received as a member to Baptism, which, the writer thinks, was 
sometime in the date of 1786 or '7. — 

He grew in grace and in the knowledge of Christ. Sometime after his baptism, be believed her had a call to 
the Ministry of The Word, and commenced talking some in public, but made a slow progress for several years. But 
notwithstanding he did not run fast in the Ministry, he was like a willow planted by the water's side, that must grow to 
be a considerable tree. He was well established in the Apostles' doctrine; and was soon chosen a Delegate to the old 
Neuse Association. When the Missionary god was shipped across the Atlantic Ocean, and was showing his hydra- 
headed influence, and was carrying away many from the truth, and money and the inventions of men were instituted 
for the spread of the Gospel, as they said, and to evangelize the world, and sow discord among all, or the more part of 
the churches, and was introduced into the Neuse Association — Elder Samuel MOORE was the first man that rose up 



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and opposed it with all the power of his arguments. And when different brethren went into its embrace, he contended 
that it belonged to the anti-christian church, and was not of God. 

In Dec, 1821, he was called to the Ordination by the unanimous consent of the Meadow church, in Greene 
county, N.C., by the laying on of the hands of Elders Thomas DUPREE and Lewis CAUDLE. Sometimes afterwards 
he was dismissed, with a number of other brethren and sisters, and constituted a church at Tison's M. H., Pitt county" 
and by the unanimous consent of that church, he was chosen Pastor, where he remainedto the day of his death, which 
took place on the 16 th day of January, 1847. 

Elder Samuel MOORE was sound in the Faith, and was a judge of sound doctrine. In his sermons he often 
spoke of the Eternal Love of God to sinners before the world began, and that the children of God were chosen in Christ 
before the world began, and predestinated unto eternal life; that those who were predestinated unto eternal lifem were 
called and justified: and proved from the Scriptures the Final Perserverance of the Saints in Grace, which doctrine the 
world never admired. As to his christian walk, none could find fault; for the writer of this sketch has frequently heard 
people say, they did not believe his doctrine, but if there were any christian in the world, it was old Samuel MOORE. 
He never rose above the middle class of preachers; but was kind and courteous, and loved his brethren, and was 
beloved by them. He was so well established in the faith that he never changed it. 

He died in the 75 th year of his age, — in a cold time of religion — when the churches were small in number, 
and coldness and barrenness seemed to abound, and was heard to say, the prospects in the churches look gloomy — he 
could rejoice — he had been faithful, and never changed. 

But the time came on when this man of God must leave this troublesome world and go to Jesus, whom he 
loved and preached. He was frequently heard to say, I shall leave this troublesome world and go to God. He died in 
full assurance of faith. Jesus can make a dying bed soft as downy pillows, and on His breast he leaned his head and 
breathed his life out sweetly there. 

This great man of God makes us think of the sun's setting in a fair summer day; after he is gone he leaves a 
brilliant color behind, pointing to his former glory, (as we believe.) But the beautiful walk he had with God; and the 
firmness of his preaching, have indeed left a bright color behind him. 

"And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hencforth; yea, 
saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." 



Capt. John King's CSA Walking Stick, 1896 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 18, 1896 

Capt. John KING, of Falkland, was here Monday and showed us a walking cane that has a history. It was cut on the 
Gettysburg battle field during the war and was presented to Congressman Wheeler, of Alabama. The cane has changed 
ownership as a testimonial of friendship two or three times since the war, and getting into the hands of a warm friend 
of Capt. KING in Washington it was sent to him about two months ago. The cane is hickory, the head mounted with a 
silver horse shoe. 



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Pitt Countians Elsewhere in 1860 Census 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Full Name 



Gender State County Location 



Age Birthplace 



Willis, Wylly Male Georgia Chatham 6th Dist. White Bluff 54 Pitt Co. 

NC 



Smith, Morgan Male North Columbus 

Carolina 



28 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Smith, Bracy Male North Columbus 

Carolina 



22 Pitt Co., 
NC 



White, Willey F Male North Columbus 

Carolina 



39 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Carr, David Male North Edgecombe 

Carolina 

Corbitt, Ivy Male North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



26 Pitt Co., 
NC 

21 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Bell, Elisabeth Female North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



65 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Williams, Susan Female North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



62 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Williams, Richard Male North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



62 Pitt Co. 
NC 



McGownes, Female North Edgecombe 

Nancey Carolina 



24 Pitt Co. 
NC 



Warren, Jas Male North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



57 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Hopkins, Mary Female North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



22 Pitt Co., 
NC 



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Brown, Catharine Female North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



30 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Onails, Louisa Female North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



25 Pitt Co. 
NC 



Woolen, Lucey 



Corbitt, Will Male 



North 




Carolin. 




North 





Edgecombe 



Edgecombe 



Carolina 



35 Pitt Co., 
NC 

84 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Edmerson, Pollard Male North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



33 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Bunting, Lucey Female North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



25 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Bunting, Gray Male North Edgecombe 

Carolina 



35 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Dudly, Hora Male 



North 
Carolina 



Hertford 



60 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Olds, Frederick Male 



North 
Carolina 



Orange 



6 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Olds, Glancus E Male 



North 
Carolina 



Orange 



19 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Olds, Pauline Female North Orange 

Carolina 



30 Pitt Co., 
NC 



Herron, W 



Female South Lexington in vicinity Of Leesville 58 Pitt Co., 
Carolina NC 



OS 



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Will of Lovey Wilson, 1861 

Found in Pitt County Wills, CR 079.801.18; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Known all men by these presence I Lovey WILLSON possesing a Sound disposing mind do make and ordaine this my 
last will and Testament her by revoking all others by me made her to fore in maner and form following 
viz Item 1 st I Lovey WILLSON do give un to Elizabeth WILLSON the daughter of Nashwell WILSON my plantation 
and land where I now live after my Death allso two beds and furnature and one Spining wheal and all of my geese 
after my Death 

Item 2se And lastly I nominate and appoint Alfred GARDNER Executor to this my last will and testament in 
testamony I have here unto Set my hand and seal 

this the 1 3 th July 1861 Lovey (her mark) WILLSON 

Signed in presence of 
E. O. DIXON 
Wiatt GARDNER 

[The Will was offered to probate before Judge W. L. CHERRY on Feb. 14, 1874 by Alfred GARDNER. The 
subscribing witness Wyatt GARDNER and the oath of Archibald COX as to the signature of E. O. DIXON, proved 
that it was the Will of Lovey WILSON] 



Brandy Distillers, 1883 

Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Feb. 22, 1883 

Orchard Products — W. P. MABSON, U.S. Guager, has kindly furnished us with the results of his and other 
Guagers labors in this, Wilson, Pitt and Halifax counties. In these counties over thirteen thousand gallons of apple and 
peach brandies were distilled. As to which county that produced the greatest quantity we are unable to say, but of those 
individuals who head the list, citizens of this county put Edgecombe well to the front. 
The following gentlemen are among the largest distillers: 

Kinchen EDWARDS, Edgecombe Co., 571 gallons 
John N. TAYLOR, Edgecombe Co., 471 gallons 
J. C. LITTLE, Edgecombe Co., over 550 gallons 
W. L. LITTLE, Edgecombe Co., 219 gallons 
R. W. JONES, Pitt County, 391 gallons 
Henry GRAY, Pitt County, 341 gallons 
J. L. WARD, Pitt County, 234 gallons 
Geo. W. STANTON, Wilson Co., 392 gallons 
S. S. TYSON, Wilson Co., 253 gallons 

Mr. Joseph WARD, of Wilson, distilled 562 gallons of brandy, 242 gallons in Wilson and 320 in Pitt. The tax which 
our people will be required to pay under the iniquitous Internal Revenue system, will be at least $12,000. 



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Pitt County Court Minutes, 1864 

The following are selected items taken from the minutes of the Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter 
Sessions for February-March 1864 found on microfilm in the NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East 
Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

9£3£3£9£3£9£3£9£9£ 

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[MICROFILM TOO FAINT TO READ] 

Wm. M. GAY guardian to B. H. TYSON & Matilda TYSON . returns his account current with wards on oath, [p.224] 

James W. DAVIS admr. of Matilda TYSON deed, returns his acct. of sales of negroes on oath. 

David HOUSE guardian of the minor heirs of Archibald HOUSE deed, returns his account current with his said wards 
on oath. [p. 225] 

Barnes BLAND admr. of Jos. J./ BLAND deed, returns his inventory of said estate on oath. 

James T. WILLIAMS admr. of Albert HARPER deed, returns his account of sales & inventory of said estate on oath. 

Robert H. ROUNTREE & C. J. ROUNTREE admrs. of James S. MAY deed, returns his notice to creditors. 

Proceedings of a majority of the Justices: ordered by the Court that the report of the Finance committee be spread on 
the minutes [p. 225-227] W. H. PERKINS tax collector, T. R. CHERRY County Trustee, Amos EVANS treasurer of 
the Military Board, John S. SMITH treasurer of the Wardens of the Poor; pork bought for the poor and soldiers 
families; land sold from Poor House; Henry S. CLARK one of the Salt Commissioners. 

Court House fund [p. 228] 

Ordered the order made at November Term ordering a sale of $40,000 of County Bonds be rescinded, [p. 228] 

An election was held for the office of Tax Collector for the next twelve months. W. H. PERKINS was unanimously 

elected and required to give bond in the sum of $300,000 with Enoch MOORE, Rippon WARD, Perkins, 

Reddick CARNEY & David LANGLEY as sureties. Bond accepted and Perkins was qualified. 

An election held for the office of County Trustee for the next twelve months. T. R. CHERRY was unanimously 
elected and required to give bond in the sum of $100,000 with C. PERKINS, J. J. CHERRY, & B. G. ALBRITTON as 
sureties. Bond accepted and Cherry was qualified 

Upon the election held for the office of County Commissary for the next twelve months, Amos EVANS was 
unanimously reelected. 

On motion to Court Rippon WARD, James C. ALBRITTON & Charles ROUNTREE were appointed a General 
Committee on Military Affairs. Further ordered that the General Committee shall appoint a sub committee for each 
District whose duty it shall be to report to the General Committee the number of women and children in their 
respective districts subject to receive rations from the County Commissary, [p. 229] 



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Upon an election held for County Solicitor for the ensuing year Germain BERNARD was duly elected, he taking the 
oath required by law. Whereupon the said Germain BERNARD resigned his office as Registrar of the County. 

Upon an election held for the office of Public Registrar John F. BOYD was duly elected and required to give bond in 
the sum of $10,000 with C. PERKINS and J. B. CHERRY as sureties. Bond given and Boyd qualified according to 
law. [p. 229] 

[MICROFILM TOO FAINT TO READ] 

Ordered that a Commissioner be appointed to sell 500 pair of Cotton Cords to be sold made out families of this 

County as prime ? On motion Wm. G. LANG was duly appointed & he gave bond of $2,000 with Allen 

BYNUM and W. J. MOYE as sureties, [p. 230] 

Tax Collector offered his list of Insolvents which was allowed amounting to $61.12. 

It was agreed to allow Amos EVANS County Commissary a percent commission on $ 1 9,65 1 .45 

It was agreed to allow John S. SMITH treasurer of the Wardens of the Poor 10 percent on his $5,909. 

It was agreed to allow Henry S. CLARK former one percent commission on $34,762.48 

It is ordered that T. R. CHERRY be authorized to take in & pay the dollars in County Bonds now against 

the County, [p. 230] 

Ordered C. CANNON, Jas W. MAY, , , Henry STANCIL be of Common Schools. 

Wednesday Court met according to adjournment 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, C. CANNON, Jas. L. PAUL. Esqrs. 

Letters of Administration on the estate of Mary E. BROWN deed, was granted to Josephus LATHAM on his entering 
bond in the sum of $90,000 with W. G. LANG, C. CANNON & Rippon WARD as sureties. Bond given & admr. 
qualified. 

[MICROFILM TOO FAINT TO READ] 

C. J. O'Hagan admr. of John WILLOUGHBY deed, returns his account of hiring of said estate on oath. 
Archibald FLANAGIN appted. constable [p. 232] 
[MICROFILM TOO FAINT TO READ] 
Thursday Court met according to adjournment 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, Chrm., Jas. L. PAUL, Jos. L. BALLARD Esqrs. 

T. R. CHERRY one of the admrs. of Jos. H. LAUGHINGHOUSE deed, returns his acct. of hiring [p. 233] 
[MICROFDLM TOO FAINT TO READ] 



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Ordered by the Court that Sheriff be required to summon the sub Military Committee for the County to meet the 
General Military Committee at the place & time specified by them. [p. 235] 

[MICROFILM TOO FAINT TO READ] 

Court met according to adjournment 

Present} L. P. BEARDSLEY, Chrm., C. CANNON, Jas. L. PAUL Esqrs. 

Amos EVANS County Commissary comes into Court and gives bond as required by the Court of $200,000 with W. J. 
EVANS, B. G. ALBRITTON, W. H. TUCKER, Willie BROWN, Wm. B. BROWN as sureties. Bond accepted., 
[p. 236] 

[MICROFILM TOO FAINT TO READ] 

W. A. STOCKS & wife Eliza & Joel TYSON W. J. LAUGHINGHOUSE Guardian— Petition to Divide Slaves 
Upon the coming in of the Report of the Commissioners to whom it was ordered to divide & set apart slaves named on 
the Petition in severalty to the parties Petitioners, and no exception being made thereto; It is ordered by the Court that 
said Report be in all respects confirmed. It is decreed that William A. STOCKS pay to Joel TISON six ($6.00) dollars 
to make his share equal in value in the general valuation; And that said William A. STOCKS is also to pay to W. J. 
LAUGHINGHOUSE Guardian three hundred and nineteen ($319) dollars to make the shares of the other two heirs (to 
wit) Lemuel TISON & William TISON (Wards of said LAUGHINGHOUSE) equal in value— Each ones share being 
nine thousand two hundred and fifty six ($9,256) dollars — Judgment accordingly & the Petitioners are to pay all the 
costs of Petition &c~ [p. 239] 

Special Court March 8, 1864— about selling bonds— Wm. G. LANG selling cotton cards— Confederate notes and 
bonds [p. 241-242] 

Be it remembered that at a Court of Pleas & Quarter sessions began & held for the County of Pitt at the Court 

House in Greenville on the 19 th day of March 1864 

Present} James L. PAUL, B. G. ALBRITTON, Caleb SMITH Esqrs. 

Lewis G. LITTLE appted. Special Admr. on the estate of C. C. LITTLE deed, he giving bond of $14,000 with John H. 
BUCK and George LITTLE as sureties [list of articles to be sold] [p. 243] 



Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Driver Dead, 1889 

Biblical Recorder, Raleigh, NC, Wed., Sept. 25, 1889 

Mrs. Elizabeth DRIVER, nee BROWN, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth BROWN, was born in Pitt county, N. C, 
Oct. 3d, 1801. She moved to Alabama in 1835, and there married John C. DRIVER in 1840. To them were born two 
daughters, Clara and Allie. She professed religion in 1833, and joined the Missionary Baptist church about 1837, and 
lived a consistent member and lover of this church to the day of her death. In 1867, she returned to North Carolina, and 
lived with her son-in-law and daughter, H. W. and Clara S. BROWN. And there, near the old homestead, where her 
eyes first saw the light of this world, they were closed to see the glories of heaven, Aug. 2d, 1889. She died in the full 
triumph of the Christian faith within two months of her eighty-eighth birthday. She was devoted to her church and its 
institutions. 



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Benjamin F. Wooten Division, 1866 

Found in Pitt County Estates; NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦ 

Petition for Partition of estate 
Filed Dec. 28, 1866 

North Carolina Pitt County} Court of Equity for said County. 
To the Honourable Judge of said County 

Hunbly Complaining Sheweth to your Honour your Petitioners George W. WOOTEN, William WOOTEN, 
Jesse WOOTEN, Andrew WOOTEN, John W. WOOTEN, John S. BARTON & wife Priscilla, Mary B. WOOTEN, 
Sallie J. WOOTEN, Valeria M. WOOTEN, Josiah C. WOOTEN, Imogene WOOTEN, Lawrence WOOTEN, the last 
six being infants under the age of twenty one years who sue by their next friend John W. WOOTEN aforesaid. — 

That Benjamin F. WOOTEN late of this County departed this life intestate on or about —-day of— 1865 and 
at his death was seized and possessed in fee simple of a tract of land in the county on the south side of Tar River 
adjoining the lands of your Petr. George W. WOOTEN, the lands of Robert Parker Walter NEWTON and others and 
Containing Eight hundred acres or thereabout. — 

That Said lands have descended to the following heirs at law of Said deceased and in the following 
proportions towit To your Petrs. brother George W. WOOTEN One Sixth part, One Sixth part to William WOOTEN a 
brother — One Sixth part to Jesse WOOTEN & Andrew WOOTEN equally children of a deceased brother. 

One Sixth part to John W. WOOTEN, , Priscilla wife of John S. BARTON, Mary B., Sallie R., Valeria M., 
Josiah C, Imogene and Lawrence WOOTEN Children of a deceased brother, who are entitled equally or to one eighth 
each of one Sixth part. 

And to the defendants herein after named as such, as follows, towit, 

One Sixth part to Needham WARD, Son in law of Pleasant BOWDEN and the Children of Mary the deceased 
wife of Samuel MCKENZIE, who are the Children and grand Children of Margaret WARD a deceased Sister 
intestate— B. F. WOOTEN and who are entitled, the said Needham WARD to one third of one Sixth part, the said 
Louisa to one third of one Sixth part and the said Children of Mary one third of one Sixth part said children are 
unknown in number and by name to your Petrs. 

One Sixth part to the Children of Mary GILLESPIE and GILLESPIE her husband— the Children of 

Sarah ROSS deceased and — ROSS her husband— and the Children of Josiah JONES dec'd. who are the lessor 
representatives and grandchildren of Ella JONES a deceased Sister of said B. F. WOOTEN— Your Petrs are 
uninformed as to the number and names or ages of said Children or whether representatives of each of said classes are 
living. 

Your Petrs. Sheweth that the said parties mentioned are defendants are non-residents of this State and that 
many of them classified under the general denomination of children are believed to be infants without guardian. 



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That the actual partition of said lands cannot be made without injury to some of the parties interested, and that 
a sale thereof would materially and essentially promote the interests of those parties who are not of age. 

In consideration whereof, to the end that your Honour may decree a sale of said land be deemed just and 
reasonable and that a guardian ad litem may be appointed for the infant defendants to attend to their in this Suit, And 
that your Honour will make such further orders and decrees as the nature of the circumstances of this case may require 

May it please to cause a copy of this petition with Subpoena to be served upon the Said Needham WARD, 
Pleasant BOWDEN & wife Louisa, upon the Children of Samuel MCKENZIE & Mary his deceased wife formerly 
Mary WARD and the Children of — ROSS and Sallie his deceased wife formerly Sallie JONES and the Children of - 
-GILLESPIE and Mary GILLESPIE his deceased wife formerly Mary JONES, And in Case these Said parties 
defendants are non-residents that publication according to law be made for them, to compel them to appear at the next 
term of this Court and upon their several corporal oath full, true, direct and perfect answer make all and singular the 
premises, and further to stand to perform and abide such further order direction and decree therein as to your Honour 
may deem meet. And your Petitioners as in duty will ever pray ec. 

Edward YELLOWLEY 
Sol. for Petrs. 



Ambrose Jones' Grist and Sawmill, 1795 

North Carolina Journal, Halifax, NC, July 20, 1 795 



FOR SALE 

A valuable set of mills on Little Contentney Creek; where the lumber may be rafted at the mill tail, and 
boats of one hundred barrels burthen may load at the sheets. There are two pair of stones runs in the same 
frame; also a set of SAWS, which go all the year round, and never want water for sawing or grinding; an 
exceeding fine place for grist, both for corn and wheat; also 700 acres of extraordinary good corn and wheat 
LAND, the greatest quantity of timber, enough to serve 100 years constant work — Those mills are very well 
furnished with every utensil, oxen, carriages and every thing else that may be wanting. If any person is 
inclinable to purchase, they may well know the terms — from one to five years credit will beb given, the 
purchaser making sure the payments, which are to be annually. — The subscriber will take goods or negroes 
in payment, and will give a good price for likely negroes. There are considerable buildings on said lands — 
Also, a stillhouse erected for the purpose of distilling whisky. 

AMBROSE JONES 

Pitt County, July 14, 1795. 



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Benjamin W. Turnage Division, 1866 

This is found in the Pitt County Land Divisions, Vol. 1 ; Clerks Office, Pitt County Court House, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

To the Worshipful, the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions November Term 1866 — We the 
undersigned Commissioners appointed by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Said County, having been duly 
sworn proceeded on the 21 st day of December 1866 to divide and make partition between and among Robert E. 
TURNAGE, Moses TURNAGE, Joseph L. BALLARD and wife Seletia Ann, Sherrod TYSON and wife Jane, Richard 
L. TYSON and wife Margaret, Henry JOYNER and wife Allie and Martha KING, tenants in common of the lands 
descended to them as heirs at law of Benjamin W. TURNAGE deceased. — 

Whereupon we have made and do hereby make the following appropriations among the respective claimants in 
Severalty, that is to say, the Lot No. 1 is assigned and appropriated to Moses TURNAGE in severally bounded as 
follows, (viz) Beginning at a pine N 26 l A E 26 l A poles to a Stake, thenceS 86 E 68 poles to a ditch thence North to a 
pine in M. L. CARR's line, thence with Said CARR's line N 80 !4 W 22 poles to a pine, thence S 70 W 140 poles to a 
Stake near the road, thence S 1 E. 20 V 2 poles to a red oak, thence N 85 E. 72 poles to the beginning Containing by 
estimation 40 Acres be the Same more or less valued at eleven hundred dollars. — 

Lot No. 2, is assigned and appropriated to Richard L. TYSON and wife Margaret in severalty bounded as follows: 
Beginning at a holly in the run of Cross branch, runs N 26 V 2 E 69 poles to a Stake a corner of Lot No. 1 thence S 86 E 
68 poles to a ditch a corner of Lot No. 1, thence North to the run of the Cross branch to the Beginning, containing by 
estimation 43 Acres be the same more or less, valued at Six hundred and forty five dollars. 

Lot No. 3, is appropriated to Sherod TYSON and wife Jane in severalty bounded as follows (viz) Be gining at a holly 
in the Cross branch the beginning corner of Lot No. 2 runs S 12 W 69 poles to a Stake, thence N 87 W 42 poles to the 
Road, thence with the road South 35 poles to the Plank Road, thence with Plank Road S 58 E 97 poles thence North 7 
E 87 V 2 poles, thence N 69 W 6 poles, Thence N 13 E 79 poles to the run of Cross branch thence up the various of said 
branch to the Beginning Containing by estimation 48 % acres more or less valued at Seven hundred and twenty three 
dollars and seventy five cents. 

Lot No. 4, is appropriated to Joseph L. BALLARD and wife Seletia Ann in Severalty bounded as follows (viz) 
beginning at the run of Cross branch runs North across the plantation to a Stake in M. L. CARR'S line thence with his 
line S 80 V 2 E 42 poles to a Stake, thence South across the plantation to the run of Cross branch thence up the various 
courses of Said branch to the beginning containing by estimation 42 V 2 Acres be the same more or less valued at five 
hundred and thirty nine dollars — 

Lot No. 5, is appropriated to Robert E. TURNAGE in severalty bounded as follows (viz) Beginning in the Cross 
branch, a corner of Lot No. 4 runs North across the plantation to a Stake in M. L. CARR's line thence with his line 
South 80 V 2 E 45 poles to a Stake. Thence North across the plantation to a corner in the back line thence S 34 W 70 



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poles to the run of Cross branch by estimation 42 54 acres be the same more or less valued at two hundred and ninety 
seven dollars and fifty cents. — 

Lot No. 6, is appropriated to Martha KING in severalty bounded as follows (viz) Beginning at a Stake in the back line 
a corner of Lot No. 5 runs North 50 poles to a Stake in the field. Thence S 86 E through the plantation to the run of 
Little Contentnea Creek, thence down the various courses of said Creek to a gum, Thence N 86 W 216 poles to the 
Beginning containing by estimation 45 !4 acres be the same more or less valued at four hundred and fifty five 
dollars. — 

Lot No. 7, is appropriated to Henry JOYNER and wife Allie in Severalty bounded as follows (viz) Beginning at a 
Stake in the field runs North 50 poles to a Stake in M. L. CARR'S line, thence with his line S 80 V2 E. to the run of 
Little Contentnea Creek, Thence down the various courses of said Creek to a gum, Thence N 86 W through the 
plantation to the Beginning containing by estimation 45 X A Acres be the same more or less valued at three three 
hundred and forty one dollars and twenty five Cents. — 

We further charge the more valuable dividends with Such of money respectively, to be paid to those of inferior value 
respectively as will make an equitable division; that is to say: Lot No. 1, appropriated to Moses TURNAGE, is to pay 
Lot No. 5 appropriated to Robert E. TURNAGE the Sum of two hundred and eighty seven and twenty five cents. — 
Lot No. 1, is also to pay to lot No. 7 appropriated to Henry JOYNER and wife the Sum of two hundred and twenty 
Seven And ninety four Cents. Lot No. 2, appropriated to R. L. TYSON and wife is to pay to Lot No. 7 appropriated to 
Henry JOYNER and wife fifteen dollars and fifty nine cents.— Lot No. 2, is also to pay to Lot No. 4 appropriated to J. 
L. BALLARD and wife the Sum of forty four dollars and Sixty three cents. — Lot No. 3, appropriated to Sherrod 
TYSON and wife is to pay Lot No. 4, the sum of nine dollars and fifteen cents. Lot No. 3, is also to pay to Lot No. 6, 
appropriated to Martha KING the Sum of one hundred and twenty nine dollars and Seventy eight cents.— All which 
respectfully Submitted under our hands and seals, the day and date above written 

W A BARRETT J.P. {Seal} 
William JOYNER {Seal} 
Jesse SMITH {Seal} 
Matthew L. CARR {Seal} 
W.J.MOYE {Seal} 

[NOTES ON SIDE OF PAGE] Rec'd Payment and satisfaction in full of amount due me from A. E. TURNAGE, M. 
A. KING; Alice E. JOYNER and Seleta A. BALLARD. 



Ormond Cherry Family, 1860 

Found in the Pitt County Superior Court Minutes, March 1860 (on microfilm); NC Collection, 
J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

On motion to Court it is ordered that Ormond CHERRY be appointed Guardian to his two infant children named 
William John CHERRY Joseph F. CHERRY and to his Grand daughter Frances M. DANIEL on his giving bond in 
the sum of ? with Wm A PERKINS and McGilbry CHERRY bond given and accepted by the court. 



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Beaver Dam Township, 1882 

The following article about the present-day Bell Arthur community was written by Jesse Smith (1813 -1885) and 
appeared in the Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, May 3, 1882. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer 

Beaver Dam Township 
Past and Present Fifty-Five Years Ago and Today 

Mr. Editor:~Thinking that it might prove interesting to your readers, I have concluded to give you a 
short sketch of the habits and condition of the people of Beaver Dam township since my recollection, fifty- 
five years ago, and up to this time. 

There were 38 families living inside the present boundaries of Beaver Dam township. This does not 
include the negroes, of whom there were few at that time, the township was thinly settled by a healthy, 
hardy and industrious people, its forest's abounding in masts and game, its water with fish, snakes, bull 
frogs and turtles. Of the 38 families, 24 lived in log houses and cabins, 12 in small frame buildings, and 2 
families, Archibald ADAMS and Benjamin BRILEY, lived in two-story frame buildings. Only two of all 
these buildings were plastered, and the comforts of modern times were scarcely heard of. But the 
embarrassments of today were not heard of either. The people were not rich, yet they were independent of 
want or care. They raised corn aplenty for bread and meat, tar and turpentine for their pocket change. They 
wove their own cloth, which was made from little patches of cotton cultivated for that purpose. This cotton 
was picked with the fingers instead of the steam power gins of the present period. It used to form one of the 
chief amusements for the young people to meet at a neighbor's house and have a cotton picking. Each one 
had a task weighed out to pick that night, and in this way they would go through the neighborhood. After 
the tasks were ended, then fun began by promenading, flirting, (or courting as they called it in those good 
old times) and afterwards they would play "Old Spring Beans and Barley Grows," or "Old Sister Phoeby," 
which were always concluded by those sweet solutions that I have no doubt, you, Mr. Editor, would like 
even at this day, and, no doubt, get on very rare occasions. Then would follow "Selling the Thimble," when 
the whole party would guess who had it. All who guessed wrong had a pawn to pay, these consisted of snuff 
boxes, tooth brushes, pen knives and combs. After this a lady and gentleman were selected to set as a court 
and impose the fines and penalties for errors made in guessing for the thimbles. The punishment was not 
very grievous, for each would share half the penalty with the other, and thus it was a pleasant occupation. I 
reckon your readers can guess what it was. 

The men would amuse themselves in the fall and winter by shooting matches for beeves and lambs. 
Sometimes this would extend far into the night, and frequently, when a most too liberal use of "apple jack" 
had been furnished and imbibed, differences would arise, which were always settled by striking a ring and 
the two combatants walking into it. Then one would say "The law is clear," (the effect of this was to clear 
them from any prosecution or indictment in Court) the other would strike him with his fist and then they 
would scuffle out the fight in their own way, fist and skull, without the use of knives, sticks or pistols, until 
one would call out "calf rope," which meant take him away and was evidence of defeat. 

All this was in 1826. In 1881 there were 144 families in Beaver Dam township, 84 white and 60 
colored. Most of the whites are descendants of the old settlers of 55 years ago. The township is now dotted 
over with beautiful buildings, surrounded by well cultivated cotton, corn and wheat fields. The cotton crop 



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of last year alone was over 1200 packed bales, and a plenty of everything made for support, and the farmers 
are all doing well. 

There are three churches of a respectable membership. Education is generally diffused throughout 
the township, and much being done to extend its good influences. There are several good stores, steam mills 
and other advantages, some of the best Democrats that ever trod shoe leather being not the least of them. 

In conclusion, Mr. Editor, I would say, instead of speaking sluringly of Beaver Dam as the 
gallberry, as some are in the habit of doing, all should look upon it as the garden spot of the world, blessed 
with fertile soil, a healthful and salubrious climate, and settled by generous, hospitable, industrious and 
pious set of people, of which in the language of Paul "I am least." 

Jesse SMITH 

Beaver Dam, N.C. April 20, 1882} 



Henry C. Turnage 80 w Birthday Party, 1924 

Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., May 9, 1924 

"FOUNTAIN, N.C, May 6— May 5*, 1924, will long be remembered by the children and relatives of Mr. H. 
C. TURNAGE, who lives near this place, for on that date he celebrated his 80 th birthday by having a big brunswick 
stew and barbecue dinner at his lovely country home. The dinner was planned by his good wife and children, and a 
hundred or more invitations were sent out to the relatives and a few of his immediate Confederate Comrades. About 
10:00 o'clock in the morning the guests began to arrive and continued until the dinner hour. 

About 1:30 the spacious improvised tables in the yard were spread with a bountiful feast, consisting of 
brunswick stew, barbecue, cakes, biscuits, bread, iced tea and other good things, and the guests invited out to dinner. 
Mr. Walter G. SHEPPARD, an attorney of Farmville and nephew of Mr. TURNAGE, was requested to act as master 
of ceremonies and promptly at 1:35 called all the guests to the dinner table. The invocation was offered by Mr. NASH, 
of Tarboro, a member of Mr. TURNAGE' S Regiment in the Civil War. After this Mr. TURNAGE himself proceeded 
to blow out the 80 candles on the huge birthday cake, which graced the center of the table. This was accomplished 
speedily for a man of his years, and everyone proceeded then to eat. 

After dinner a number of speeches were enjoyed. Mr. Nash spoke of the association with Mr. TURNAGE in 
the war and since, and brought greetings from the veterans. A number of the nephews were then called upon, among 
them, Mr. T. C. TURNAGE and Mr. W. J. TURNAGE, of Farmville; Mr. David L. TURNAGE, of Greenville, and 
Mr. Josh TURNAGE, of Durham. This part of the program was concluded by the toastmaster, attesting the love and 
esteem in which Mr. TURNAGE was held among his relatives. When dinner was finished a large number of useful 
gifts, which had been brought by the guests, were opened by the honoree. 

Mr. TURNAGE, whose birthday was thus celebrated, has long been one of the prominent and influential 
citizens of Pitt and Edgecombe counties. He is the son of the late Robert E. TURNAGE of the Farmville section of Pitt 
county, being the oldest child. His brothers and sisters were the late Moses TURNAGE, T. L. TURNAGE, Mrs. Sarah 
SHEPPARD, Mrs. Martha JOYNER, Mrs. Dicey GAINOR, Mrs. Julia FIELDS and A. P. TURNAGE and Mrs. Seleta 
Ann MOORE who still live near Farmville. 

The children of Mr. H. C. TURNAGE are the following: Mr. Floyd TURNAGE and Mrs. Hardy JOHNSON, 
of Fountain; Mrs. Sam PARKER and Mrs. Edgar LANE, of Pinetops, and Mrs. Ethel TREVATHAN, of Tarboro. 

About 65 or 75 relatives and friends enjoyed the honor of the occasion. Among these were Mr. and Mrs. A. P. 
TURNAGE, Mrs. Seleta Arm MOORE and Mrs. Nan SMITH, of Farmville, Mr. John LANG and Mr. NASH, all 
youthful friends of Mr. TURNAGE. 



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Greene County Death Certificates 



The following are selected death certificates found in the Greene County Court House, Snow Hill, NC. 
Obviously not all information is given, but these are meant as leads to find names. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Mrs. Sophie J. RICKS (m. J. F. Ricks) age 80, b. Beaufort Co., NC, d. Sept. 2, 1941 in Olds twsp.; she was buried in 
F: Lewis Henry HODGES, b. Beaufort Co., NC family cemetery, Old Ford, Beaufort Co., NC 

M: Mary E. LEGGETT, b. Beaufort Co., NC 

Mrs. Ada CANNON (widow) b. Dec. 4, 1872 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 4, 1941 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: Richard AVERY, b. Pitt County 
M: Patsy JOLLY, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Martha FAULKNER (widow) b. July 17, 1861 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 12, 1942 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: George VANDIFORD, b. Greene County 
M: ????? 

Mrs. Dicie STOCKS MCLAWHORN (md. Bob MCLAWHORN) b. Jan. 19, 1892 Pitt Co., d. Feb. 6, 1942 
F: Jesse Abner STOCKS, b. Pitt County 

M: ???? 

Mrs. Maggie TUG WELL (widow) b. July 31, 1879 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 16, 1942 
F: William TYSON, b. Greene County 
M: Mary Jane TYSON, b. Greene County 

Wade FORREST, b. July 17, 1874 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 15, 1942 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: Billy FORREST, b. Greene County 
M: Ellie BUTTS, b. Greene County 

Abraham MCKEEL, b. May 20, 1858 in Greene Co., d. Apr. 18, 1942 
Parents: ??? 

Informant: C. L. SPEIGHT, Rt. 1, Stantonsburg, NC 

Luby C. EDWARDS, b. Oct. 7, 1883 in Greene Co., d. June 7, 1942 in Ormonds twsp. of lung cancer 
F: Oscar EDWARDS, b. Greene County 
M: Nicy BOWEN, b. Greene County 

L. H. CLEMONS, b. Mar. 9, 1871 in Lenoir Co., NC, d. Oct. 8, 1942 in Hookerton, NC; buried Rainbow Church. 
Parents: ???? 

Informant: Rudolph CLEMONS, Hookerton, NC 

Mrs. Rebecca STOCKS (md. James Allen STOCKS) b. May 17, 1856 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 3 1, 1942 in Olds twsp. 
F: Joab SMITH, b. Pitt County buried Farmville Cemetery 

M: Mary ELKS, b. Pitt County 



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Herbert Luther SYLIVANT (md. Ida F.) b. Aug. 6, 1874 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 26, 1943 in Snow Hill, NC 
F: Owen SYLIVANT, b. Greene County 
M: Celia HART, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Sarah Jane TRIPP (widow) b. Mar. 5, 1870 in Greene Co., d. May 16, 1943 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: Dr. E. BO WEN, b. Greene County 
M. Nancy REDDICK, b. Greene County 

Edward Ancil TUGWELL, b. Oct. 26, 1908 in Greene Co., d. July 25, 1943 when hit by train 
F: John H. TUGWELL, b. Greene County 
M: Nannie PARKER, b. Greene County 

John Henry MANNING (md. Margaret S.) b. Dec. 14, 1861 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 30, 1943 in Speights Bridge twsp. 
F: Charles MANNING, b. Pitt County 
M: Christina SMITH, b. Pitt County 

Charlie FORNES (md. Argen COWARD) b. June 2, 1865 Pitt Co., d. Oct. 19, 1943 Greenville, NC; farmer/blacksmith 
F: Thomas FORNES, b. Pitt County 
M: Sallie WIGGINS, b. Pitt County 

L. H. FAULKNER, b. May 22, 1862 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 16, 1943 in Ormonds twsp. 
F: Reddin FAULKNER, b. Greene County 
M: Lucinda STOCKS, b. Greene County. 

Mrs. Betty RUFF EASON (md. John J. EASON) b. June 27, 1851 in Greene Co., d. Dec. 2, 1943 in Bullshead twsp 

F: Calvin RUFF, b. NC 

M: Eleanor JOYNER, b. NC 

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth EDWARDS (md. B. W. EDWARDS) b. Oct. 24, 1861 Pitt Co., d. Dec. 8, 1943 of breast cancer 
F: John O. POLLARD, b. Pitt County 
M: Sarah SKIPPER, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Katie BO WEN (md. W. W. BOWEN) b. Apr. 9, 1866 in Lenoir Co., d. Jan. 8, 1944 of breast cancer 
F: Thomas PARRISH, b. Lenoir County' 
M: Nancy BOWEN, b. Greene County 

Mrs. Minnie F. JOLLY (widow) b. Jan. 9, 1871 in Greene Co., d. Jan. 18, 1944 in Ormondsville twsp. 
F: Matthew BOWEN, b. Greene County 
M: Elizabeth BOWEN, b. Greene County 

Willie Arthur GRAY (md. Henrietta) b. Sept. 26, 1897 in Greene Co., d. July 30, 1944 in Hookerton twsp. 
F: Aquilla GRAY, b. Lenoir County 
M: Ada VINSON, b. ??? 

Donald B. PURSER (md. Grace MCKOY) b. Oct. 16, 1904 Pitt Co., d. Oct. 20, 1944 injuries from fall 
F: W. C. PURSER, b. Pitt County 
M: Mary V. STOKES, b. Pitt County 



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Mrs. Nancy Elaine SMITH (md. Stancil SMITH) b. Sept. 4, 1890 Craven Co., d. Dec. 13, 1944 near Hookerton, NC 

F: Abner SMITH, b. Craven County 

M: Dillie Ann ADAMS, b. Craven County 

Alonza TYSON, b. Nov. 4, 1870 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 15, 1945 in Olds twsp. 
F: William TYSON, b. Greene County 
M: Mary Jane TYSON, b. Greene County 

James L. NORMAN, b. Feb. 13, 1878 in Pitt County, d. Aug. 7, 1945 in Carr's twsp. of TB 
F: James NORMAN, b. Pitt County 
M: Mamie HEMBY, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Mary E. STOCKS (md. J. A. STOCKS) b. Jan. 18, 1897 in Beaufort Co.,, d. Aug. 29, 1945 in Olds twsp. 
F: John Gray HODGES, b. Beaufort County 
F: Sallie E. HODGES, b. Beaufort County 

Mrs. Mary PATRICK ALLEN, b. July 13, 1868 in NC, d. Jan. 3, 1946 in Hookerton, NC 
F: James PATRICK, b. NC 
M: BRINSON, b. NC 

John Allen MOORE (md. Magnolia STOCKS) b. Mar. 27, 1918 in Greene Co., d. Mar. 26, 1946; served in WWII 
F: John W. MOORE, b. Pitt County 
M: Mattie BRAXTON, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Mary HARDEE STOKES (md. George W.) b. June 1, 1866 in Pitt Co., d. Aug. 10, 1946 in auto accident 
F: James H. HARDEE, b. Pitt County 
M: Rebecca TYSON, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Ella SEAMSTER BRANN (md. Alex) b. Nov. 26, 1876 in Pitt Co., d. Oct. 26, 1946 in Snow Hill, NC 

F: James SEAMSTER, b. NC 

M: Ann BRAXTON, b. Pitt County 

Mrs. Ora DAVIS VICK (md. James A.) b. June 29, 1893 in Greene Co., d. Nov. 27, 1946 in Olds twsp. 
F: Cornelius DAVIS, b. Greene County 
M: Martha PURYEAR, b. Greene County 

Luby BELL (md. Sallie) b. Sept. 15, 1882 in Greene Co., d. Feb. 1, 1947 in Hookerton twsp. 

F: C. F. BELL, b. Greene County 

M: Mary Ann ELMORE, b. Pitt County 

Rufus James DILDY (md. Emily CRAFT) b. Sept. 29, 1874 in Greene Co., d. Dec. 27, 1947 
F: John DILDY, b. Greene County 
M: Mary DILDY, b. Greene County 

Marcellous STOCKS (m. Nancy DAIL) b. Aug. 12, 1863 in Pitt Co., d. Mar. 14, 1948 in Maury, NC 
F: Biggs STOCKS, b. Pitt County 
M: Martha STOCKS, b. Pitt County 



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Baker Family Marriages 

From the marriage index located in the Register of Deeds Office, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. This collection lists all the white entries through 1900. 
Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Key to Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's Father & Mother 
Bride (age) Bride's Father & Mother 
Date of marriage. Township. Performing official. Witnesses 



Baker, A. A. (65) Abram Baker & ng 

Keel, C. L. (45) ng 

Nov. 27, 1889. Carolina. Stanly Ayers, Min. 

W. D. Keel, W. F. Taylor, W. R. Baker 

Baker, Allen (22) Allen Baker, Sr. & ng 

Mooring, Mattie (20) G. M. Mooring & Josephine 

Oct 26, 1898. Carolina. Saml. Moore, Min. 

J. J. Mason, D. E. Whichard, L. R. Whichard 

Baker, Allen J. (35) William Baker & Morinda 
Jones, Martha (18) Willoughby Jones & Martha 

Feb. 25, 1880. Falkland. Goerge Joyner, DM 
W. M. King, M. T. Jefferson, H. S. Baker 

Baker, Doc (22) Travis Baker & Florence 

Jones, Lizzie (17) Joe Jones & Susan 

Dec. 24, 1900. Contentnea. Jno. R. Sugg, JP 

Offa Dail, C. Cox, S. S. Smith 

Baker, G. A. (22) Abram Baker & Melvina 

Keel, Emma E. (20) W. T. Keel & Bettie 

Nov. 26, 1890. Carolina. James R. Congleton, JP 
W. D. Keel, J. S.? Keel, W. T. Taylor 

Baker, G. F. (22) A. J. Baker & M. E. 

Hinson, Spicie or Spiers? (2 1 ) Geo. Hinson & Bettie 

May 20, 1897. Farmville. A. L. Joyner, JP 

Jason Joyner, Henry Belcher 

Baker, Geo. M. (26) Noah Baker & Clarkia? 

Norris, Mary E. (20) Henry Norris & Gracie 

Apr. 25, 1894. Greenville twsp. T. H. Barnhill 
R.J. Mayo, J. H. Norris, W. E. Moore 

Baker, Henry S. (35) B. A. Baker & ng 
Allen, Gurtrude (23) ng 

Dec. 27, 1887. Farmville. Josephus Latham, Min. 

Sue M. Hill, Addie Dupree, Tabitha May 



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Baker, J. I. (20) W. R. Baker & Sarah 

Tyson, Martha (18) Jos. Tyson & Jane 

Jan. 17, 1900. Beaver Dam. C. C. Case, JP 
W. M. Manning, T. W. Kittrell, C. F. Elks 

Baker, James (21) Jack Baker & Pattie 

Tugwell, Addie (17) B. F. Tugwell & S. E. 

Oct. 6, 1897. Farmville. B. M. Lewis, JP 

J. B. Tugwell, R. T. Norville 

Baker, James W. (2 1) Unknown & Marth Downs 
Jones, Emma (16) Joseph Jones & Susan 

July 28, 1889. Contentnea. John J. May, Justice 
J. Lang, Woodie McGlawhorn, J. B. White 

Baker, Jesse (24) Elijah Baker & Mariah 

Harris, Adlaide (24) B. F. Manning & Sallie 

Dec. 22, 1887. Greenville twsp. J. W. Smith, JP 
J. L. Nobles, M. W. Tyson, W. A. Tyson 

Baker, Joe (20) Bryant Baker & Mary 

Boyd, Maggie ( 1 7) Abner Boyd & Fannie 

Jan. 5, 1899. Greenville, twsp. C. L. Little, MG 
S. E. Stocks, J. T. Evans, M. D. Boyd 

Baker, John (23) Travis Baker & Florence 

Pollard, Bertie (24) John Pollard & Betsy 

Oct. 17, 1890. Greenville twsp. Jas. C. Craft, Min. 

John Sutton, Shim Tyson, Bryand Baker 

Baker, John (27) Travis Baker & Florence 

Harris, Carrie (21) Bill Harris & Mary 

Jan. 6, 1895. Greenville twsp. G. or C? L. Little 
T. E. Pollard, C. M. Harris, S. Er [Erwin?] 

Baker, John (21) Edmond Baker & Henrietta 

Langley, Mittie (18) Wesley Edwards & Gatsey 

Jan. 15, 1899. Farmville. B. M. Lewis, JP 

E. D. Allen, J. P. Nichols 

Baker, John (27) Travis Baker & Florence 

Baker, Annie ( 1 8) Bryant Baker & Polly 

Feb. 22, 1899. G;v. twsp. C. L. Little, MG 
R. L. Little, Louisa Barber, Susan E. Little 

Baker, John T. (32) Thomas C. Baker & Elizabeth 
Paul, Mary E. (20) James L. Paul & Sophia 

Nov. 24, 1875. Greenville. J. W. Taylor, Min 
James Long, George A. Higgs, H. A. Blow 

Baker, Newton Bryant Barber & Kitty 

Jones, Betty ng 

Jan. 5, 1871. Greenville twsp. W. L. Cherry, JP 

Baker, Theophilus Blany Baker & Mary 

Boyd, Almeta Thomas Boyd & Harriet 

Apr. 18, 1870. Greenville twsp. Wm. May, Min. 



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Baker, W. R. (25) A. Baker & Melvine 

Ford, Molly (20) W.R.Ford&ng 

Mar. 24, 1897. Bethel. D. C. Moore, JP 

Mc G. Ford, G. R. Baker 

Baker, William Blaney Baker & ng 

Page, Sally Wm. Page & ng 

Jan. 7, 1871. place ng. Wm. May, Min. 

Baker, William Noah Baker & Clarky 

Elks, Sarah Wm. Elks & ng 

Dec. 17, 1874. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

[wits, ng] 

Baker, William (3 1) Hines Baker & Josie 
Tyson, Mary L. (18) ng & Frances Tyson 

Feb. 3, 1886. Beaver Dam. G. T. Tyson, JP 
J. F. Dail, W. R. Home, J. G. Sheppard 

Baker, William (22) Haywood Baker & Josephene 
Gray, Mary J. (19) James Gray & Pattie 

Aug. 2, 1892. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse 
S. W. Tyson, Hiland Cox, J. A. Stocks 

Anderson, J. W. (29) Arthur Anderson & C. L. 
Baker, Mary E. (22) Abram Baker & L. M. 

Apr. 4, 1888. Pactolus. J. L. Windfield, Min. 

Fernando Ward, J. T. Mobly, J. R. Houston 

Cory, Thomas E. (23) Thomas Baker & Annie E. Cory 
Baker, Mollie (14) Travis Baker & Florence 

June 9, 1889. Greenville John Branch, Min. 

T. C. Cannon, N. J. Branch, J. R. Mills 

Dildy, Simon Adam Rogers & Emeline Dildy 

Baker, Harriet Elick Sherd & Bertie Olbrige 

May 13, 1869. place ng. G. Joyner, Min. 

Downs, Kinion (6 1 ) Kinion Downs & Julia 
Baker, Martha J. (4 J William Shivers & Clarra? 

Dec. 24, 1883. Greenville twsp. E. D. Hathaway 

C. E. Downs, H. A. Norris 

Hemby, Henry C. (23) Joab Hemby & Harriet 
Baker, Manitta C. (Maritta?) ( 1 7) Jno. Baker & Nancy 

June 20, 1877. Farmville. David House, Min. 

W. A. Hyman, J. S. Smith, W. M. Kinsaul 

Jones, James (24) Joseph Jones & Susan 

Baker, Annie (18) G. B. McGowan & Lula Baker 

Apr. 8, 1900. Contentnea. J. A. Harrington, JP 
J. A. Smith, B. F. Early, J. S. Moore 

Joyner, William John Joyner & Nancy 

Baker, Margaret Elijah Baker & Mariah 

Mar. 6, 1872. Marlboro. Jesse Shackleford 



Lang, John (28) ng 

Baker, Zilphia (21) ng 

Dec. 24, 1872. Farmville, James W. May, JP 
J. H. Harris, Clayton Joyner, Joseph Lang 

Lewis, Beny or Berry? M. (25) James Lewis & Mary F. 
Baker, Mittie (23) John Baker & Nancy 

July 28, 1892. Farmville. D. A. Mewborn, Min. 

J. J. Baker, J. T. Jarvis, A. V. Lang 

Nichols, Thomas Arden Nichols & Edy 

Baker, Emily W. J. Baker & Merinda 

June 29, 1871. place ng. Redding Moore, Min. 

Puryear, Luther (25) W. G. Puryear & Arrana 
Baker, Jennie (16) Ed. Baker & Henrietta 

Sept. 24, 1899. Farmville. J. T. Phillips, MG 

J. R. Ellison, J. E. Cash, Lillie Phillips 

Roberson, George B. (21) Charles Roberson & Armesa 
Baker, Sarah V. (20) Abram Baker & Melvina 

Nov. 30, 1882. Carolina. James R. Congleton, JP 
Asa B. Congleton, Q. N. Keel, Joseph L. Keel 

Ross, L. T. (2 1 ) W. H. Ross & Mariah 

Baker, Lucy (2 1 ) Abram Baker & Melvina 

Jan. 15, 1899. Bethel. W. T. Pollard 
C. F. Page, C. J. Whitehurst, B. M. Whitehurst 

Smith, Ed (2 1 ) John M. Smith & Almeda 

Baker, Alice (2 1 ) Travis Baker & Laura 

Jan. 27, 1897. Contentnea. T. N. Manning 
A. H. Critcher, W. F. Hart, E. S. Coward 

Smith, Sam (30) Chas. Smith & Mary J. 

Baker, Mary (24) Travis Baker & Florence 

Jan. 26, 1900. Chicod. Jno. M. Cox, JP 

T. C. Cannon, J. T. Evans, J. L. Griffin 

Whitehurst, Jas. R. (27) John Whitehurst & Mahala 
Baker, Delia ( 1 9) Abram Baker & Melvinia 

Dec. 26, 1880. Pactolus. D. C. Moore, JP 
J? H. Satterthwaite, G. R. Satterthwaite, W. W. Andrews 

Wollard, Wm. K. (22) J. H. Wollard & Lucinda 
Baker, Girtrude (19) Allen Baker & Polly A. 

Dec. 25, 1889. Carolina. Stanley Ayers, Min. 

W. R. Williams, G. A. Baker, Louis Holliday 



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Bible Records 



William F. and Mary Proctor Andrews Family Bible Records 

Found in the NC Archives Bible Record Collection, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. According to information with this 
record, this bible once belonged to the Ayden Theological Seminary F. W. B. T. S and was presented to them on 
Easter Sunday 1919. In the summer of 1925 the furnishings of the seminary that were not needed for the opening of 
Eureka College were sold at a public sale. This bible was one of the things sold and it was bought by George W. Dail 
who gave it to Mrs. J. C. Andrews (a foster son's wife). The record in the bible was given to NC Archives after the 
death of Mrs. J. C. Andrews by her son John C. Andrews. 

Miscellaneous 

W. F. Andrews and Mary Proctor were united by me in the Holy Bands of Matrimony 
at John Proctor's on the 4 th day of February in the year of our Lord 1880 
In presence of Signed by 

B. W. Edwards T. N. Manning 

David Proctor 



Andrews Family Record 
Great Grandparents 

Mary Nichols born Sept. 29, 1834 died Apr 9, 1885 
John Proctor 

Grandparents 

William F. Andrews 

Mary E. Proctor died May 17, 1889 Kinston 

married Feb 4- 1 880 Home near Grimesland by S. N. Manning 

Children 

William Oscar born Apr 18 1882 Pitt Co, NC/ married Ethel T. Pettit/ died 1940 

John Cleveland born Oct 15 1884 Pitt Co, NC/ married June 16 1914 Katheryn Smith 

Mary Susie born Aug 28 1887 Kinston NC/ married June 6 1911 Willis Jerome Edwards/died Mar 19, 1930 



Andrews Family Record Smith 
Grandparents 

William F. Andrews born 1850 (1) Pitt Co, NC near ? 

Mary Proctor Andrews born 1850 (1) Pitt Co, NC near Grimesland/ died May 17, 1889 Kinston, NC 
Winfield Scott Smith born 1854 Montgomery County Penn./died Sept 15, 1922 Chester Co Penn. 
Sophia Zeigler Smith born 1854 Bucks Co Penn./ died Oct 7,1924 Montgomery Co, Penn. 

Parents 

John Cleveland Andrews born Oct 15 1884 Pitt Co., NC 
Kathryn Flora Smith born Oct 22, 1894 Chester Co, Pa 
married June 16, 1914 Washington D.C. by John E. Briggs 

Children 

John Cleveland Jr. born Apr 9, 1929 Pitt Hospital Greenville, NC 
Margaret Celia born Jan 1- 1932 at Home Ayden, NC 



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Brown-Shavender Family Bible Records 

This record taken from Wilmore's New Analytical Reference Bible, published by J. A. Wilmore & Co., New York, 
1899. Older records appear to be inserted into this bible. This bible is owned by Tom Painter, Greenville, NC. 

[on title page] 

This bible presented Annie R. Brown by her Father S. C. Shavender 1899 Aug 22. 

My father departed this life Aug 7 19.29. 

Borned Sept 11. 18.49 

My mother departed this life July 31, 1 8.9 1 . 

she was borned May 28 18.58 

John Earl Lewis Borned March 13 19.19 

the son of Lorenze Lewis and Heilda Brown Lewis 



FAMILY RECORD 
Grandparents 

Hesekiah Brown born Hyde Co. died Hyde Co. 

Laura Brown born Hyde Co. died Hyde Co. 

Samuel C. Shavender born Sep. 11, 1849 Beaufort Co. 

Nannie Topping Shavender born May 28, 1858 Hyde Co. died Pantego N.C. 

Parents 

Julian Brown born Oct 10, 18.71. Swanquarter N.C. died May 12, 1961 Marshallberg, N.C. 
Annie R. Brown born Mar 10. 1877. Pantego, N.C. 

married April. 7. 1898. at Pantego Beaufort Co. N.C. by Rev. Thomas Green 
Children 

LeRoy Shavender Brown born Aug. 22. 1899, Belhaven, N.C. married Dec. 23 19.23 [ERASED] 

Heilda Brown born Feb 28 19.01 Belhaven 

Julian Brown born Feb 2, 19.03 Belhaven died Oct 22. 19.07 

MyraL Brown bora Nov 28 19.04 Marshallberg NC. 

Mary E. Brown born Dec 27. 19.07 died Jan 1. 1908. 

Julian Brown born March 23. 19.09. Brown Island Marshallberg N.C. 

Annie Virginia Brown born Jan 23. 1911 Marshallberg 

Claudius Carrow Brown born Nov 7. 19.13. Gloucester N.C. 

Margaret A Brown born Oct 28. 19.15. Gloucester N.C. 

Esther Old Brown born Mar 8. 19.18. md. Nov 14 1941 John Robert Valentine 

Miscellaneous 

Samuel T. Shavender Son of Samuel C. Shavender and Nancy his wife died Mar. 21th 18.89. 
Charles R. Shavender Son of Samuel C. Shavender and Nancy his wife died November 8.th 18.94. 
Samuel Shavender and Nancy S. Topping was married April 27.th 18.76. 
Nancy S. Shavender Daughter of Thomas Topping and Margret his wife died July 3 l.th 19.91 
John Robert Valentine & Esther Brown were married Nov. 14, 1941. In Norfolk, Va. 

Nancy Topping Valentine, Daughter of John Robert Valentine & Esther, his wife, was born October 15, 19--, 1 :30 
P.M. on Friday. 



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Jo Anne Valentine Daughter of John Robert Valentine & Ester, his wife, was born April 10, 19— Wednesday 

Annie R. Shavender Daughter of Samuel Shavender and Nancy his wife was born March 10 th 18.77 
Margret E Shavender Daughter of Samuel Shavender and Nancy his wife was born Oct. 16 th 18.78. 
Belva L. Shavender Daughter of Samuel Shavender and Nancy his wife was born June 20 th 18.80 
Addie Shavender Daughter of Samuel Shavender and Nancy his wife was born November 15 th 18.83. 
Samuel T. Shavender Son of Samuel Shavender and Nancy his wife was born August. 29 th 1 8.85. 
Eva Shavender Daughter of Samuel Shavender and Nancy his wife was born Nov. 4. 18.89 
Charlie R Shavender Son of Samuel Shavender and Nancy his wife was born July 18 th 18.91 



FAMILY RECORD 
Grandparents 

John Shavender born Beaufort Co. died Beaufort Co. 
Roxanna Brinn born Hyde Co. 
Thomas Topping born Beaufort Co. 
Margaret Adams born Beaufort Co. 

Parents 

Samuel C. Shavender born Beaufort Co. Sept 1 1. 1849 died Aug 7, 1929 Pantego, N.C. 
Nannie Topping born Hyde Co. May 28 1858. died Pantego, N.C. July 31. 18.91. 
married Pantego, N.C. April 27. 1876.. by Rev. Robert Windfield 

Children 

Annie R. Shavender born Mar 10. 1877 Pantego N.C. Beaufort Co. married Apr 7. 18.98. Julian Brown 

Margret E Shavender born Oct. 16. 18.78 married Daniel Windley 

Belva Shavender born June 20 18.80 married David W. Windley 

Adlade Shavender born Novl5 18.83 married Patrick Johnson 

Samuel T. Shavender born Aug 28. 1885 died March 21. 18.89 

Eva D Shavender born Nov 4. 18.89. married Lester Cunningham 

Charles Shavender born July 18 1891 died Nov 8. 18.91 

Esther Old Brown born March 8, 1918 

married Sunday April 12, 1936 at 8:30 a.m. 

William S. Pearce born Oct 22, 1909 died Sept 17, 1956 

Children 

William S. Pearce Jr. born Aug 29, 1942 d. June 6, 1943 
William J. Pearce born Jan 5, 19 — 
Virginia A Pearce born Aug 6, 19 — 



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INDEX 



Adams, Archibald 23 

Adams, Dillie Ann 27 

Adams, James 4 

Adams, Margaret 34 

Adams, William 4 

Albritton, B. G 16, 18 

Albritton, James C 16 

Allen, E. D 29 

Allen, Gertrude 28 

Allen, Mary Patrick 27 

Anderson, Arthur 30 

Anderson, J. W 30 

Anderson, John 1, 2, 3 

Andrews, W. W 31 

Andrews, William 4 

Andrews, Warren 4 

Armstrong, Capt 1 

Avery, Richard 25 

Ayers, Stanly, Rev 28, 31 

Baker, A. A 28 

Baker, A 30 

Baker, Abram 28, 30,31 

Baker, Alice 31 

Baker, Allen J 28 

Baker, Allen 28,31 

Baker, Annie 29, 30 

Baker, B. A 28 

Baker, Blaney 29, 30 

Baker, Bryant 28, 29 

Baker, Delia 31 

Baker, Doc 28 

Baker, Ed 31 

Baker, Elijah 29, 30 

Baker, Emily 31 

Baker, G. A 28,31 

Baker, G. F 28 

Baker, G. R 30 

Baker, George M 28 

Baker, Gertrude 31 

Baker, Harriet 30 

Baker, Haywood 30 

Baker, Henry S 28 

Baker, Hines 30 

Baker, J. 1 29 

Baker, J. J 31 



Baker, Jack 29 

Baker, James W 29 

Baker, James 29 

Baker, Jennie 31 

Baker, Jesse 29 

Baker, Joe 29 

Baker, John 29 

Baker, Lucy 31 

Baker, Lula 30 

Baker, Margaret 30 

Baker, Marrita 30 

Baker, Martha J 30 

Baker, Mary E 30 

Baker, Mary 31 

Baker, Mittie 31 

Baker, Mollie 30 

Baker, Newton 29 

Baker, Noah 28, 30 

Baker, Sarah V 31 

Baker, Theophilus 29 

Baker, Thomas 30 

Baker, Travis 28, 29, 30, 31 

Baker, W. J 31 

Baker, W. R 28, 29, 30 

Baker, William 28, 30 

Baker, Zilpha 3 1 

Ballard, Joseph L 17, 21, 22 

Ballard, Seleta A 22 

Barber, Louisa 29 

Barnhill, Henry 2 

Barnhill, T. H 28 

Barrett, W. A 22 

Barrow, John 4 

Barrow, Joseph 4 

Barrow, Richard 4 

Barton, John S 19 

Beardsley, L. P 17, 18 

Belcher, George 7 

Belcher, Henry 28 

Bell, C. F 27 

Bell, Elisabeth 13 

Bell, Lubie 27 

Bernard, Germain 17 

Bland, Barnes 16 

Bland, Jos. J 16 



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Blount, James 4 

Blow, H. A 29 

Bowden, Pleasant 19, 20 

Bowen, E., Dr 26 

Bowen, Elizabeth 26 

Bowen, Katie 26 

Bowen, Matthew 26 

Bowen, Nancy 26 

Bowen, Nicy 25 

Bowen, W. W 26 

Boyd, Abner 29 

Boyd, Almeta 29 

Boyd, James E 8 

Boyd, JohnF 17 

Boyd, Laura Adeline 8 

Boyd, M. D 29 

Boyd, Maggie 29 

Boyd, Robert 4 

Boyd, Thomas 29 

Boyde, John 4 

Branch, N.J 30 

Brann, Ella Seamster 27 

Braxton, Ann 27 

Braxton, Mattie 27 

Briley, Benjamin 23 

Brinn, Roxanna 34 

Brinson, Adam 4 

Brinson, Miss 27 

Britt, Gideon 7 

Brooks, William 7 

Brown, Abel 7 

Brown, Annie R 33 

Brown, Annie Virginia 33 

Brown, Benjamin 18 

Brown, Catherine 14 

Brown, Claudius Carrow ..33 

Brown, Elizabeth 18 

Brown, Esther Old 33, 34 

Brown, H. W 18 

Brown, Heilda 33 

Brown, Henry H 10 

Brown, Hesekiah 33 

Brown, James H 10 

Brown, John 4 

Brown, Julian 33 

Brown, Laura 33 

Brown, LeRoy Shavender.33 

Brown, Margaret A 33 

Brown, Mary E 17, 33 



Brown, Mary M 10 

Brown, Myra L 33 

Brown, Robert A 10 

Brown, William B 18 

Brown, Willie 18 

Bryan, John 4 

Bryan, Needham 4 

Buck, Ada 9 

Buck, Bryant F 8 

Buck, Charles 9 

Buck, Elizabeth 8 

Buck, Isaac 4 

Buck, J. B 9 

Buck, John H 18 

Buck, John Lavender 8, 10 

Buck, John, Jr 9 

Buck, Thomas L 9 

Buncombe, Edward, Col. ..2 

Bunting, Gray 14 

Bunting, Lucy 14 

Bussett, Abraham 4 

Butler, John 4 

Butler, Robert 4 

Butler, William 4 

Butts, Ellie 25 

Bynum, Allen 17 

Cannon, Ada 25 

Cannon, Caleb 17, 18 

Cannon, T. C 30,31 

Cannon, William 5 

Carney, Reddick 16 

Carr, David 13 

Carr, Matthew L 21, 22 

Carrol, John 5 

Case, C. C 29 

Cash, J. E 31 

Cassen, William 5 

Caudle, Lewis, Elder 12 

Cherry, J. B 17 

Cherry, J.J 16 

Cherry, James 5 

Cherry, Joseph F 22 

Cherry, McGilbry 22 

Cherry, Ormond 22 

Cherry, Samuel 5 

Cherry, T. R 16, 17 

Cherry, W. L 10, 15,29 

Cherry, William John 22 

Clark, Henry S 16, 17 



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Clement, Giles 5 

Clemons, L. H 25 

demons, Rudolph 25 

Collins, James 5 

Collins, James, Sr 5 

Collins, William 5 

Congleton, Asa B 31 

Congleton, James R 28, 31 

Congleton, William 5 

Corbitt, Ivy 13 

Corbitt, Will 14 

Cory, Annie E 30 

Cory, Thomas E 30 

Coward, Argen 26 

Coward, E. S 31 

Coward, Jesse 7 

Cox, Archibald 1 5 

Cox, Daniel 5 

Cox, Hiland 30 

Cox, JohnM 31 

Craft, Emily 27 

Craft, James C, Rev 29 

Critcher, A. H 31 

Dail, J. F 30 

Dail, Nancy 27 

Dale, William 5 

Daniel, Frances M 22 

Davis, Cornelius 27 

Davis, James W 16 

Davis, Thomas 5 

Davis, William 5 

Dean, Hardy 7 

Dickinson, Marshall 2 

Dickson, Patrick 7 

Dildy, Emeline 30 

Dildy, John 27 

Dildy, Mary 27 

Dildy, Rufus James 27 

Dildy, Simon 30 

Dixon, E. 15 

Downs, C. E 30 

Downs, Kinion 30 

Driver, Elizabeth Brown... 18 

Driver, John C 18 

Dudley, Hora 14 

Dunbar, Robert 5 

Dunbar, Williams 5 

Dupree, Addie 28 

Dupree, James T 3 



Dupree, Thomas, Elder 12 

Early, B. F 30 

Eason, Betty Ruff 26 

Edminson, Pollard 14 

Edwards, B. W 26 

Edwards, Kinchen 1 5 

Edwards, Luby C 25 

Edwards, Mary Elizabeth.. 26 

Edwards, Oscar 25 

Edwards, Thomas 7 

Edwards, Wesley 29 

Elks, C. F 29 

Elks, Mary 25 

Elks, Sarah 30 

Elks, William 30 

Ellison, J. R 31 

Elmore, Mary Ann 27 

Enloe, John 1 

Erwin, S 29 

Evans, Amos 16, 17, 18 

Evans, J. T 29,31 

Evans, W.J 18 

Everett, Henry 5 

Faircloth, John 7 

Farmer, Joseph 7 

Farmer, Kader 7 

Farmer, Thomas 5 

Faulkner, L. H 26 

Faulkner, Martha 25 

Faulkner, Redden 26 

Fields, Julia 24 

Flanagin, Archibald 17 

Flanakin, Thomas 5 

Ford, Mc. G 30 

Fornes, Charles 26 

Fornes, Thomas 26 

Forrest, Billy 25 

Forrest, Wade 25 

Frank, Martin 5 

Fulcher, William 5 

Gainor, Dicey 24 

Gallin, [Gatlin?] John 5 

Gardner, Alfred 15 

Gardner, Wyatt 15 

Gay, William M 16 

Gillespie, Mary 19,20 

Gray, Aquilla 26 

Gray, Henry 15 

Gray, James 30 



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Gray, Mary J 30 

Gray, Willie Arthur 26 

Green, Stephen 7 

Green, Thomas, Rev 33 

Griffin, J. L 31 

Haddock, TalithaE 10 

Haddock, William Hall 10 

Hardee, James H 27 

Harper, Albert 16 

Harrel, Joseph 7 

Harrington, J. A 30 

Harris, Adlaide 29 

Harris, Bill 29 

Harris, CM 29 

Harris, Carrie 29 

Harris, J. H 31 

Harris, Timothy 5 

Hart, Alfred 7 

Hart, Celia 26 

Hart, Richard 5 

Hart, W.F 31 

Harty, A. L 9 

Hathaway, E. D 30 

Hays, Matthew 7 

Hemby, Henry C 30 

Hemby, Joab 30 

Hemby, Mamie 27 

Herenton, John 5 

Herron, W 14 

Higgs, George A 29 

Hill, Robert 7 

Hill, Sue M 28 

Hill, William 1 

Hinson, George 28 

Hinson, Spicie 28 

Hodges, Ben, Capt 2 

Hodges, John Gray 27 

Hodges, John, Maj 2 

Hodges, Lewis Henry 25 

Hodges, Sallie E 27 

Holliday, Louis 31 

Homer, Alice 9 

Hopkins, Mary 13 

Hord, Rachel 8 

Home, W. R 30 

House, Archibald 16 

House, David 16 

House, David, Rev 30 

House, Joseph 7 



Houston, J. R 


30 


Hudnall, Robert 


5 


Hyman, W. A 


30 


Jarvis, J. T 


^5 1 

31 




Z8 


Jenkins, John 


5 






Johnston, Richard 


5 


Jolly, Minnie F 


26 


T 11 T"\ i 

Jolly, Patsy 


25 


Jones, Ambrose 


20 


Jones, Betty 


29 


Jones, Emma 


. ,29 


Jones, James 


30 


Jones, Joe 


2o 


T _ T 1 

Jones, Joseph 


29, 30 


Jones, Josiah 


19 


Jones, Lizzie 


28 


Jones, Martha 


2o 




2U 


Jones, K. W 


1 c 

15 




zu 




J 




OO 


Joyner, A. L 


O O 

28 


Joyner, Alice E 


22 


Joyner, Eleanor 


26 


Joyner, George, Rev 


28, 30 


Joyner, Henry 


21, 22 


Joyner, Jason 


28 


Joyner, John 


30 


Joyner, Martha 


24 


Joyner, William 


, . .22, 30 


Kammerer, Roger 


1 A no 11 IT 1 f 1/ i r\ 

1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 16, 19, 


21, 23, 25 




Keel, Joseph L 


31 


Keel, Q. N 


*5 1 

31 


Keel, W. D 


,28 


Kennedy, Wright 


,,,, 7 


Kernege, George 


,,,5 


Kesner, Joel B 


8 


King, John, Capt 


12 


King, Martha A 


, 21, 22 


King, W. M 


28 


Kinsaul, W. M 


30 


Kittrell, T. W 


29 


Lane, Edgar 


24 


Lang, A. V 


31 


Lang, J 


29 



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Lang, John 24, 31 

Lang, Joseph 31 

Lang, William G 17, 18 

Langley, David 16 

Langley, Mittie 29 

Laniar, John 5 

Laniar, William 5 

Lanier, Robert 2 

Lassiter, Silas 7 

Latham, Josephus, Rev 17, 28 

Laughinghouse, Jos. H 17 

Laughinghouse, W. H 30 

Laughinghouse, W. J 18 

Leggett, Mary E 25 

Lewis, BenyM 29,31 

Lewis, James 31 

Lewis, John Earl 33 

Lewis, Lorenze 33 

Lewis, Thomas 5 

Lisle, John 5 

Little, C. C 18 

Little, C. L 29 

Little, George 18 

Little, J. C 15 

Little, Lewis G 18 

Little, R. L 29 

Little, Susan E 29 

Little, W.G 10 

Little, W. L 15 

Loftin, Leonard 5 

Long, James 29 

Mabson, W. P 15 

Mace, William 5 

Mackilroy, Archibald 6 

Macklewain, James 6 

Manning, B. F 29 

Manning, Charles 26 

Manning, John Henry 26 

Manning, T. N., Rev 30, 31 

Manning, W. M 29 

Marten, Thomas 6 

Martin, Lodowick 6 

Martin, William 6 

Mason, J. J 28 

Mason, Roger 6 

Masters, Joseph 6 

Matthew, John 6 

May, James S 16 

May, James W 17, 31 



May, John J 29 

May, Tabitha 28 

May, William, Rev 29, 30 

Mayo, John 6 

Mayo, R. J 28 

McGowan, G. B 30 

McGowens, Nancy 13 

McKeel, Abraham 25 

McKenzie, Samuel .....19, 20 

McLawhorn, Bob 25 

McLawhorn, Dicie 25 

McLawhorn, Woody 29 

Meeks, Silas 7 

Mewborn, D. A., Rev 31 

Miller, Daniel B 8 

Miller, Frances 8 

Miller, H. E 10 

Miller, Henry 8 

Miller, Maria Elizabeth 8 

Miller, Philip 6 

Mills, J. R 30 

Mills, John 6 

Mills, Thomas 6 

Mincy, Thomas 7 

Mobley, J. T 30 

Moore, D. C 30,31 

Moore, Enoch 16 

Moore, J. S 30 

Moore, John Allen 27 

Moore, John W 27 

Moore, John 6 

Moore, Millicent 11 

Moore, Redding, Rev 31 

Moore, Samuel, Rev 1 1, 28 

Moore, Seleta Ann 24 

Moore, Selina Elizabeth.... 8 

Moore, W. E 28 

Moore, William 11 

Mooring, G. M 28 

Mooring, Mattie 28 

Moy, Calvin 7 

Moye, W.J 17,22 

Murphey, Edmond 6 

Nash, Mr 24 

Nelson, John 6 

Newton, Walter 19 

Nichols, Arden 31 

Nichols, J. P 29 

Nichols, Thomas 31 



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Nobles, J. L 29 

Norman, James L 27 

Norris, H. A 30 

Norris, Henry 28 

Norris, J. H 28 

Norris, Mary E 28 

O'Hagan, C. J 17 

Olbrige, Bettie 30 

Olds, Frederick 14 

Olds, Glaucus 14 

Olds, Pauline 14 

Oneal, Louisa 14 

Ormond, Wyret 6 

Page, C. F 31 

Page, Sally 30 

Page, William 30 

Painter, Tom 33 

Parker, Archibald 3 

Parker, Isaac 7 

Parker, Nannie 26 

Parker, Robert 19 

Parker, Sam 24 

Parrish, Thomas 26 

Patrick, James 27 

Paul, James L 17, 18, 29 

Paul, Mary E 29 

Peacock, Kinchen 7 

Pearce, Virginia A 34 

Pearce, William J 34 

Pearce, William S 34 

Perkins, Churchill 16, 17 

Perkins, W. H 16 

Perkins, William A 22 

Phillips, J.T 31 

Phillips, Lille 31 

Pierce, Edmond 6 

Pilkington, Seth 6 

Pollard, Bettie 29 

Pollard, John 26 

Pollard, John 29 

Pollard, T. E 29 

Pollard, W.T 31 

Pope, Jesse 7 

Potter, H 1,2 

Punch, J. H 9 

Purser, Donald B 26 

Puryear, Luther 31 

Puryear, Martha 27 

Puryear, W. G 31 



Randolph, Samuel 1 

Rasberry, Lydia 11 

Reddick, Nancy 26 

Ricks, J. F 25 

Ricks, Sophie J 25 

Rigney, James 6 

Roberson, Charles 31 

Roberson, George B 31 

Rogers, Adam 30 

Ross, Elizabeth 28 

Ross, L. T 31 

Ross, Sarah 19 

Ross, W. H 31 

Rountree, C. J 16 

Rountree, Charles 16 

Rountree, Robert H 16 

Ruff, Betty 26 

Ruff, Calvin 26 

Satterthwaite, G. R 31 

Satterthwaite, J. H 31 

Scarborough, Benjamin 7 

Seamster, James 27 

Sellars, Benjamin 7 

Shackleford, Jesse 30 

Sha vender, Addie 34 

Shavender, Annie R 34 

Shavender, Belva L 34 

Shavender, Charles R 33, 34 

Shavender, Eva D 34 

Shavender, John 34 

Shavender, Margret E 34 

Shavender, Nancy S.' 33 

Shavender, Samuel C 33, 34 

Shavender, Samuel T 33, 34 

Sheppard, J. G 30 

Sheppard, Sarah 24 

Sheppard, Walter G 24 

Sherd, Elick 30 

Shivers, Jesse, Capt 3 

Shivers, Shadrach 3 

Shivers, William 30 

Simmons, Andrew 6 

Simpson, Samuel 1 

Sitz, A. A 10 

Skipper, Sarah 26 

Slaughter, Luke 6 

Smith, Abner 27 

Smith, Bracy 13 

Smith, Caleb 18 



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40 



Smith, Charles 31 

Smith, Christina 26 

Smith, Ed 31 

Smith, J. A 30 

Smith, J. S .....30 

Smith, J. W 29 

Smith, Jesse 22, 23, 24 

Smith, Joab 25 

Smith, John M 31 

Smith, John S 16, 17 

Smith, John 6 

Smith, Laura 9 

Smith, Morgan 13 

Smith, Nan 24 

Smith, Nancy Elaine 27 

Smith, Robert 6 

Smith, Sam 6, 31 

Smith, Standi 27 

Smith, Thomas 6 

Snode, Henry 6 

Snode, John 6 

Spain, Emily 10 

Spain, Jane 10 

Spain, William A 10 

Spain, William 3 

Speight, C. L 25 

Speight, Lemon 7 

Spivy, Caleb 7 

Standi, Henry 17 

Stanton, George W 15 

Stocks, Biggs 27 

Stocks, Dicie 25 

Stocks, J. A 27, 30 

Stocks, James Allen 25 

Stocks, Jesse Abner 25 

Stocks, Lucinda 26 

Stocks, Magnolia 27 

Stocks, Marcellous 27 

Stocks, Martha 27 

Stocks, Mary E 27 

Stocks, Rebecca Smith 25 

Stocks, S. E 29 

Stocks, William A 18 

Stokes, Mary V 26 

Stokes, Mattie Hardee 27 

Sugg, John R 28 

Suggs, Micajah 7 

Sutton, John 29 



Sylivant, Herbert Luther ...26 



Sylivant, Owen 26 

Taylor, J. W., Rev 29 

Taylor, John N 15 

Taylor, W. F 28 

Thomas C 29 

Tindall, John 6 

Tisdale, Nathan 7 

Tison, Lemuel 18 

Tison, William 18 

Topping, Nancy S 33 

Topping, Thomas 33, 34 

Trevathan, Ethel 24 

Tripp, Sarah Jane 26 

Tucker, W. H 18 

Tugwell, Addie 29 

Tugwell, B. F 29 

Tugwell, Edward Ancil 26 

Tugwell, John H 26 

Tugwell, Maggie 25 

Turnage, A. E 22 

Turnage, A. P 24 

Turnage, Benjamin W 21 

Turnage, David L 24 

Turnage, Floyd 24 

Turnage, Henry C 24 

Turnage, Josh 24 

Turnage, Moses 21, 22, 24 

Turnage, Robert E 21, 22, 24 

Turnage, T. C 24 

Turnage, W. J 24 

Tyson, Alonza 27 

Tyson, B. H 16 

Tyson, Benjamin 7 

Tyson, Frances 30 

Tyson, G. T 30 

Tyson, Joel 18 

Tyson, Joseph 29 

Tyson, M. W 29 

Tyson, Martha 29 

Tyson, Mary Jane 25, 27 

Tyson, Mary L 30 

Tyson, Mathia 6 

Tyson, Matilda 16 

Tyson, Rebecca 27 

Tyson, Richard L 21, 22 

Tyson, S. S 15 

Tyson, S. W 30 

Tyson, Shem 29 

Tyson, Sherrod 21, 22 



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Tyson, W. A 29 

Tyson, William 25,27 

Valentine, Jo Anne 34 

Valentine, John Robert 33, 34 

Valentine, Nancy Topping 33 

Vandiford, George 25 

Vanpelt, Daniel 6 

Vick, Ora Davis 27 

Vinson, Ada 26 

Walless, Andrew 6 

Wallis, John 6 

Walston, Benjamin 7 

Walston, Levi 7 

Ward, Fernando 30 

Ward, J. L 15 

Ward, Joseph 15 

Ward, Margaret 19 ^ 

Ward, Mary 20 

Ward, Needham 19 

Ward, Rippon 16, 17 

Warren, James 13 

Whichard, D. E 28 

Whichard, L. R 28 

White, J. B 29 

White, Willey F 13 

Whitehurst, B. M 31 

Whitehurst, C. J 31 

Whitehurst, James R 31 

Whitehurst, John 31 

Whitfield, Luke 6 

Wiggins, Sallie 26 

Wilkinson, William A 10 

Williams, Alexander 7 

Williams, Benjamin 6 

Williams, Edmund 6 

Williams, James T 16 

Williams, John 6 

Williams, Richard 13 

Williams, Susan 13 

Williams, Thomas 6 

Williams, W. R 31 

Williford, James H 10 

Willis, Wylly 13 

Willoughby, John 17 

Wilson, Elizabeth 15 

Wilson, Lovey 15 

Wilson, Nashville 15 

Windfleld, J. L., Rev 30 

Woolard, J. H 31 



Woolard, W. K 31 

Wooten, Andrew 19 

Wooten, Benjamin F 19 

Wooten, George W 19 

Wooten, Imogene 19 

Wooten, Jesse 19 

Wooten, John W 19 

Wooten, Josiah C 19 

Wooten, Lawrence 19 

Wooten, Lucy 14 

Wooten, MaryB 19 

Wooten, Sallie J 19 

Wooten, Valeria M 19 

Wooten, William 19 



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